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2011-03-15 15:14:45

New research published in Language, the journal of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) firmly establishes that language learning goes well beyond simple imitation, and in fact that language learners are quite creative and remarkably smart. Not only are learners able to generalize grammatical restrictions to new words in a category "“ in this case, made-up adjectives "“ but they also do not learn these restrictions in situations where they can be attributed to some irrelevant...