Saturday, March 14, 2009

Acquisition of prescriptivism

Last night Nora (3) was jumping on her bed screaming "I don't want to wear nothing!" as I attempted to get her pajamas on. From his bed, Max (6) pipes up, "Sissy, saying you don't want to wear nothing means you want to wear something. Right dad?" Applying the poverty of the stimulus argument it appears that prescriptivism is innate. I know he didn't get it from me.

2 comments:

Eric Bakovic said...

Aight, I admit, I taught him that. But Karen made me do it.

parsnipgirl said...

Are you kidding? Your kid goes to Catholic school. You can't plead poverty of the stimulus on this one.

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