Heidi Harley, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24, 1107-8
Publication year: 2001

Bloom masterfully captures the state-of-the-art in the study of lexical acquisition. He also exposes the extent of our ignorance about the learning of names for non-observables. HCLMW adopts an innatist position without adopting modularity of mind; however, it seems likely that modularity is needed to bridge the gap between object names and the rest of the lexicon.