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David Wilmsen

In my readings of the generative syntacticians, which is by no means systematic, because it is such horrible dribble, that one has to take it in small doses, I've noticed a lot of talk about Child Acquisition of Language without much attention being paid to children. That, of course, would be the provenance of the primary data, but the only researchers that seem to pay it any mind is those that are testing, and because of their findings, disputing claims of GG, UG, POS, etc.

Yair Shimron

Your idea that words preceded consonants, vowels, and syllables is already on the market, much better developed. In a book named "Sounds from the Garden of Eden" - "How vocal expressions evolved to language", by Yair Shimron,(2016) you will find this theme explained in details, in chapter 2, sections 5-18. Find it easily at Amazon.

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