Re: Instincts and Bioprograms

Ania Lian (ania@LINGUA.CLTR.UQ.OZ.AU)
Tue, 20 Aug 1996 11:06:11 +1000

On Mon, 19 Aug 1996, Jesse S. Cook III wrote:

> Second, what makes you (or Bickerton, for that matter) think that insticts
> "require no such triggers"? It seems to me that the word "trigger" is more
> appropriately applied with reference to instincts than it is with reference
> to language acquisition.

Myself I find the remark brilliant. I think that wrapped up in discourses
the distancing to teh "obvious" suggested here is ingenious.