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Have there been attempts to identify Chomsky's “language mutation” in humans?

I'm not versed in either biology or linguistics so please forgive any naiveties I may commit. I've learned that Noam Chomsky thinks that language is a result of a single genetic mutation in humans. ...
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Is there a biological basis for different accents?

How did accents first develop? Was it climate dependent? or was it a social behavioural issue? Is there any biological reason for the development of accents?