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I remember learning about it (ha) in linguistics class at uni, but then I went to the pub.

I remember the idea was interesting. It had something to do with the undiscovered rules of language that we must know intuitively and/or subconsciously in order to learn language in the first place.

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You were thinking of this? – user730 Dec 14 '10 at 11:49
@J.M. - Unfortunately I only get the abstract from that link...and it is a little dense. – sje397 Dec 14 '10 at 12:27
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Are you talking about deep structure?

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Yes I think that's right. Thanks. – sje397 Dec 14 '10 at 23:42

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