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While chimps simply mimic language patterns, children as young as two years old understand basic grammar rules and are not simply imitating adults as they first learn to speak, according to a new study.
When the philosopher and linguist Jeffry Pelletier first handed in his doctoral dissertation in the 1970s, he was unaware his obscure study of a grammatical oddity would eventually open up a new field of research.
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.