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- Benjamin Lee Whorf : American amateur linguist who created the '[Sapir]-Whorf hypothesis' on the relationship between language and thought.
- Connectionism : An approach in the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology and philosophy of mind which models mental or behavioral phenomena as the emergent processes of interconnected networks of simple units.
- Critical period hypothesis : Hypothesis which claims that there is an ideal 'window' of time to acquire language in a linguistically rich environment, after which this is no longer possible.
- Douglas Adams : (1952–2001) English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician, best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- Edge Foundation : An organization of science and technology intellectuals created in 1988 as an outgrowth of The Reality Club.
- Evolutionary psychology controversy : The various criticisms of evolutionary psychology, as well as counterarguments to these criticisms.
- Evolutionary psychology : The comparative study of the nervous system and its relation to behaviour across species.
- First language acquisition : Study of the processes through which humans acquire language, specifically first languages, which studies infants' acquisition of their native language.
- Language acquisition : The study of how language comes to users of first and second languages.
- Lexis : Total bank of words and phrases of a particular language, the artifact of which is known as a lexicon.
- Linguistics : The scientific study of language.
- Literature : The profession of “letters” (from Latin litteras), and written texts considered as aesthetic and expressive objects.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology : A private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research.
- Nativism (psychology) : theory that certain traits of a species emerge from a mind that is already prepared for its environment, e.g. the language ability is not learned but 'acquired' due to innate processes.
- Psycholinguistics : Study of the psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire, use, comprehend and produce language.
- Second language acquisition : Process by which people learn a second language in addition to their native language(s), where the language to be learned is often referred to as the 'target language'.
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- Sue Savage-Rumbaugh : (b. 1946) American primatologist most famous for her work with two bonobos, Kanzi and Panbanisha, investigating their apparent use of language via lexigrams and computer-based keyboards.