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Language universals

Author: Morten H Christiansen; Chris Collins; Shimon Edelman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Morten H Christiansen; Chris Collins; Shimon Edelman
ISBN: 9780195305432 0195305434
OCLC Number: 232327396
Description: xiii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Language universals: a collaborative project for the language sciences / Morten H. Christiansen, Chris Collins, and Shimon Edelman --
Language universals and usage-based theory / Joan Bybee --
Universals and the diachronic life cycle of languages / James R. Hurford --
Language universals and the performance-grammar correspondence hypothesis / John A. Hawkins --
Approaching universals from below: i-universals in light of a minimalist program for linguistic theory / Norbert Hornstein and Cedric Boeckx --
Minimalist behaviorism: the role of the individual in explaining language universals / Thomas G. Bever --
The components of language: what's specific to language, and what's specific to humans / Steven Pinker and Ray Jackendoff --
On semantic universals and typology / Emmon Bach and Wynn Chao --
Foundations of universal grammar in planned action / Mark Steedman --
Computational models of language universals: expressiveness, learnability, and consequences / Edward P. Stabler --
Language universals in the brain: how linguistic are they? / Ralph-Axel Müller --
Language, innateness, and universals / Barbara L. Finlay --
On the necessity of an interdisciplinary approach to language universals / Florencia Reali and Morten H. Christiansen.
Responsibility: edited by Morten H. Christiansen, Chris Collins, and Shimon Edelman.
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