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The price of linguistic productivity : how children learn to break the rules of language

Author: Charles D Yang
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All languages have exceptions alongside overarching rules and regularities. How does a young child tease them apart within just a few years of language acquisition? Drawing an economic analogy, Yang argues that just as the price of goods is determined by the balance between supply and demand, the price of linguistic productivity arises from the quantitative considerations of rules and exceptions.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles D Yang
ISBN: 9780262336376 0262336375 9780262035323 0262035324
OCLC Number: 992528487
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Awards: Winner of 2019 Leonard Bloomfield Award Winner (Linguistic Society of America) 2019
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Responsibility: Charles Yang.

Abstract:

All languages have exceptions alongside overarching rules and regularities. How does a young child tease them apart within just a few years of language acquisition? Drawing an economic analogy, Yang argues that just as the price of goods is determined by the balance between supply and demand, the price of linguistic productivity arises from the quantitative considerations of rules and exceptions.

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