A language universal would bring evidence to Chomsky’s controversial theories.
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Since I wish I was multilingual, I find this kind of study fascinating (makes me think that I have a lost calling in linguistics). This supports something that I’ve often thought through studying many languages, but mastering none but my native language (and some question if I’ve mastered that as well). I think one of the reasons I usually did well in foreign language classes is because I could find common structures to these languages, and that helped me organize how those languages worked. It’s helped me in understanding how to use more "standard English" when writing for a non-English audience.
What do you think of this study? Sounds fascinating to me!