UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR (UG)

with regard to the language of Noam Chomsky and his proponents, a hypothetical meta-grammar which is presumed to be the roots of the grammatical structures found residing in all natural languages. . The idea of a universal grammar is of increased interest to psycholinguists, particularly those working within the field of language acquisition.

UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR (UG): "Universal grammar is credited with the ability people have to understand one another via small gestures and murmurs even when they do not speak any of the same languages."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR (UG)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/universal-grammar-ug/ (accessed January 20, 2019).
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