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1.Who is responsible for what is known as “language acquisition device ” What are the basic principles behind this thought on language development?
The Language Acquisition Device was first proposed by Noam Chomsky in the 1960s .The the LAD concept is an instinctive mental capacity which enables an infant to acquire and produce language. It is component of the nativist theory of language. [ This theory asserts that humans are born with the instinct or "innate facility" for acquiring language. ]
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