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John J McCarthy

John McCarthy is Vice Provost, Dean of the Graduate School, and Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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This collection of articles and associated discussion papers focuses on a problem that has attracted increasing attention from linguists and psychologists throughout the world during the past several years. Reduced to essentials, the problem is that of discovering the character of the mental capacities that make it possible for human beings to attain knowledge of their language on the basis of fragmentary and haphazard early linguistic experience.