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bioprogram (plural bioprograms)
- (cognitive linguistics) A hypothetical program in the brain, responsible for the construction of a language from words (and thus explaining the structural similarities of unrelated creoles).
2008 March 30, Michael Erard, “Walking the Talk”, New York Times:
- Bickerton swats down all these theories and explains how he arrived at his own solution, the language bioprogram hypothesis, which he elaborated in the book “Roots of Language” (1981).
a hypothetical program in the brain, responsible for the construction of a language