Café Scientifique: The language instinct?

Dr Nick Riches, Newcastle University

Location: Urban Café, Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle, NE1 4BR
Time/Date: 18th June 2012, 19:00 - 21:00

The idea that language is innate has been expounded in works of popular science such as Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct. However, within the field of language acquisition, there is still a great deal of controversy around this claim. Dr Nick Riches, Newcastle University, will discuss the opposing viewpoint, that human beings can acquire language without the aid of innate mechanisms.

Published: 26th October 2011