“The child learns language from the grown-ups by being trained to its use. I am using the word…”

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“The child learns language from the grown-ups by being trained to its use. I am using the word ‘trained’ in a way strictly analogous to that in which we talk of an animal being trained to do certain things. It is done by means of example, reward, punishment, and suchlike.”

Ludwig Wittgenstein, The Blue Book

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