language acquisition device
a hypothesized innate mental faculty present in infants that enables them to construct and internalize the grammar of their native language on the basis of the limited and fragmentary language input to which they are exposed. Abbreviation: LAD
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Origin of language acquisition device
First recorded in 1960–65
Words nearby language acquisition device
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