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Rich languages from poor inputs

Author: Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini; Robert C Berwick
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This text addresses one of the most famous and controversial arguments in the study of language and mind, the poverty of the stimulus. Internationally recognised scholars consider afresh the issues surrounding this argument and discuss its relation to the process of language acquisition.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini; Robert C Berwick
ISBN: 9780199590339 0199590338
OCLC Number: 822992245
Description: xiii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction / Robert C. Berwick --
pt. I Poverty of the Stimulus and Modularity Revised --
2. Poverty of the Stimulus Stands: Why Recent Challenges Fail / Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini --
3. Children's Acquisition of Syntax: Simple Models are Too Simple / Janet Dean Fodor --
4. Poverty of the Stimulus: Willingness to be Puzzled / Noam Chomsky --
5. Revisiting Modularity: Using Language as a Window to the Mind / Susan Curtiss --
6. Every Child an Isolate: Nature's Experiments in Language Learning / Barbara Landau --
pt. II Discrepancies between Child Grammar and Adult Grammar --
7. Recent Findings about Language Acquisition / Jacques Mehler --
8. Ways of Avoiding Intervention: Some Thoughts on the Development of Object Relatives, Passive, and Control / Luigi Rizzi --
9. Merging from the Temporal Input: On Subject-Object Asymmetries and an Ergative Language / Itziar Laka. Note continued: 10. Tough-Movement Developmental Delay: Another Effect of Phasal Computation / Ken Wexler --
11. Assessing Child and Adult Grammar / Charles Yang --
12. Three Aspects of the Relation between Lexical and Syntactic Knowledge / Thomas G. Bever --
pt. III Broadening the Picture: Spelling and Reading --
13. Children's Invented Spelling: What We Have Learned in Forty Years / Rebecca Treiman --
14. How Insights into Child Language Change our Understanding of the Development of Written Language: The Unfolding Legacy of Carol Chomsky / Maryanne Wolf --
15. The Phonology of Invented Spelling / Wayne O'Neil --
16. The Arts as Language: Invention, Opportunity, and Learning / Merryl Goldberg.
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: edited by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini and Robert C. Berwick.
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