Elizabeth Bates



Age: 56


Summary: cognitive scientist who was a leading expert on the way infants develop language, who contended that language is developed based on a general set of mental abilities, and who was known for her outspoken criticism of the theories of linguists such as Noam Chomsky who believed the learning of language is a separate brain process.



Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer


Born: July 26, 1947


Died: December 14, 2003


Location: San Diego, California