Maritza Rivera-Gaxiola a1andJuan Felipe Silva-Pereyra a1 a1 Speech and Hearing Sciences Department, Center for Mind, Brain and Learning, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98119
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We address the issue of the nature of representations during development regarding language acquisition. The controversy of syntax as a process or operation for representation formation and syntax as a representation in itself is discussed. Eliminating the cognitive unconscious does not warrant a simplified, more parsimonious approach to human cognition in general.