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Chomsky challenged behaviorist psychology by positing an intra-psychic state (universal grammar) that drives language acquisition--a will to acquire language that everyone is born with.
Nor did behaviorist psychology, which provided a description of behavior rather than a theory of psychology.
In the area of linguistics Professor Schlauch concentrated on the critique of Bloomfield and his structuralism in "Early behaviorist psychology and contemporary linguistics" (1946) and "Mechanism and historical materialism in semantic studies" (1947).