Poverty of the Stimulus

Language acquisition researchers have long worried about how children can acquire language despite the Poverty of the Stimulus. In this paper, I argue that whether the input is impoverished depends on a specific view of the learning problem. There may not be enough input for a specific learning approach to work, but one always has to consider the possibility that there exists another approach for which input actually is adequate.

(Getz, 2018, Language Acquisition)

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