Epilogue: Analytic Study of the Tadoma Method-Language Abilities of Three Deaf-Blind Subjects

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This chapter presents one of Carol Chomsky's classic papers, which encompasses the title of the present volume - the idea that children develop rich grammars from poor inputs. The paper reports a careful longitudinal analysis of language growth in cases that constitute extreme examples of the Poverty of the Stimulus: children that are both deaf and blind from a very early age. Notwithstanding such severe deprivation, language growth unfolds in essentially a normal way, matching the levels of production and understanding of normal children of the same age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRich Languages From Poor Inputs
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191745041
ISBN (Print)9780199590339
StatePublished - Jan 24 2013



  • Blind children
  • Carol chomsky
  • Deaf children
  • Grammars
  • Language acquisition
  • Language growth
  • Poverty of the stimulus

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