This article focuses on innate concepts: their definition, according to the linguistic work of Noam Chomsky, and the outline of a method for their study. As an introduction to the subject some academic conceptions of the concept acquisition are pointed out, and it is claimed that there is a lack of an empirical method for the study of innate concepts. Next, the article presents the definition that Chomsky has defended over time about such concepts. Finally, in a theoretical way, it presents the conditions for an empirical procedure for the study of innate concepts, called semantic analysis of corpus.
|Translated title of the contribution||The innate concepts in Chomsky's work: definition and proposal of an empirical method for their study|
|Pages (from-to)||324 - 343|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Avances en Psicologia Latinoamericana|
|State||Published - 2013|