NATIVISTIC THEORY

is the theory that all human beings are born with innate structures in their minds which hold an innate knowledge of language. This pre-store of language allows humans to then structure and interpret data which is encountered as a purely language learning process.

NATIVISTIC THEORY: "According to nativistic theory, humans are born with an already built in understanding of language, from here it simply develops."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NATIVISTIC THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/nativistic-theory/ (accessed October 11, 2020).
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