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Universal grammar (UG), in modern
linguistics Linguistics is the scientific study of language A language is a structured system of communication Communication (from Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo ...

linguistics
, is the theory of the
genetic
genetic
component of the
language faculty The language module, also known as the "language faculty", is a hypothetical structure in the human brain The human brain is the central organ Organ may refer to: Biology * Organ (anatomy) An organ is a group of Tissue (biology), ti ...
, usually credited to
Noam Chomsky Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist Linguistics is the scientific study of language A language is a structured system of communication used by humans, including speech (spoken language), gesture ...

Noam Chomsky
. The basic postulate of UG is that a certain set of structural rules are
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