Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

innateness hypothesis

noun Psycholinguistics.
  1. the theory that humans are biologically equipped with a knowledge of certain universal elements of language structure that is brought into play in the course of native-language acquisition.
Show More
Also called nativism.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018