Innateness, abstract names, and syntactic cues in how children learn the meanings of words

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1107-1108 (2001)
Bloom masterfully captures the state-of-the-art in the study of lexical acquisition. He also exposes the extent of our ignorance about the learning of names for non-observables. HCLMW adopts an innatist position without adopting modularity of mind; however, it seems likely that modularity is needed to bridge the gap between object names and the rest of the lexicon.
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