A Linguistic Big Bang
The inborn of the new and unique Nicaraguan Sign Language gives a better understanding in how children acquire language. It is amazing how this deaf Nicaraguan young children created their own sign system to communicate with others and to meet their own necessities. It is also more amazing the complexity of their language. According with the New York Times Magazine article “A Linguistic Big Bang”, the NSL involve working facial expressions and hand gestures simultaneously, and use grammatical and semantic structure. This linguistic Big Bang confirms that humans have an innate predisposition for language, but this needs to be stimulated in the first years of life.
We are born with a biological predisposition to acquire