Writing Assignment 7 (Acquisition)

Follow this link to a playlist of youtube videos of the NOVA program about Genie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnkY2iaKis&feature=bf_prev&list=PL0697A752C482602A. For this assignment, you should briefly summarize Genie’s story, especially focusing on her linguistic development and explain why her case was so important to the Innateness Hypothesis and the Critical Period argument. What were the things she was able to acquire? What was she never able to acquire?