Research Refutes Noam Chomsky’s “Universal Language” Theories

“His universal grammar was put forward as an innate component of the human mind—and it promised to reveal the deep biological underpinnings of the world’s 6,000-plus human languages. The most powerful, not to mention the most beautiful, theories in science reveal hidden unity underneath surface diversity, and so this theory held immediate appeal. But evidence has overtaken Chomsky’s theory, which has been inching toward a slow death for years.”