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Are we born knowing how to talk?

The famous linguist Noam Chomsky pointed out that a child has the special ability to learn language. He suggested that all languages must have something in common - a kind of universal grammar - which enables a human infant to learn any language.

Human infants are able to learn any language.
Human infants are able to learn any language.
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