What are the main features of Chomsky’s nativist theory of language development? The Nativist Theory – Suggests that we’re born with a specific language-learning area in our brain. Nativists believe that children are wired to learn the language, regardless of their environment. The Behaviorist Theory – Says that language develops as a result of certain behaviors, such as imitation.
some linguistic structures are present at birth, whereas others develop through environmental interactions.
linguistic structures develop over time and differ among cultures.
there are no linguistic structures.