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Humans Make Language, Language Makes Us Human

Here is an interesting article and short video by Steve Pinker. He discusses the possible ways in which children learn a language. Is it by simply repeating what they have heard? If so why do they say things like ‘more outside’ when they want to play outdoors for longer? No adult would have said this. Or are they just mixing words together from a set of innate rules?

http://bigthink.com/floating-university/humans-make-language-language-makes-us-human?utm_source=Big+Think+Weekly+Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=969dba5154-12_26_Wed_Krauss12_21_2012&utm_medium=email

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