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Age Discrimination: Richard Hannye v. General Electric Company

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A mid-level manager in his fifties was dismissed by a large company that provided no reasons for dismissal concerning his performance or attitude. He then brought an age discrimination case against ... More


What Can Formal or Computational Models Tell Us about How (Much) Language Shaped the Brain?

Briscoe Ted

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers arguments for and against language-specific learning bias or constraint on human languages within the framework of the debate over the role of innate constraints in human ... More


What Can Mathematical, Computational, and Robotic Models Tell Us about the Origins of Syntax?

Jaeger Herbert, Steels Luc, Baronchelli Andrea, Briscoe Ted, H. Christiansen Morten, Griffiths Thomas, Jäger Gerhard, Kirby Simon, L. Komarova Natalia, J. Richerson Peter, and Triesch Jochen

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter looks at mathematical and computational modeling approaches to language evolution. After reviewing existing research in this field and suggesting promising novel directions for ... More


Transmission biases in the cultural evolution of language: towards an explanatory framework

N. J. Enfield

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0023
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The cultural evolution of language in historical time can only be understood in terms of an explicit causal account. This chapter proposes a framework for such an account, explicated in terms of a ... More


The Theoretical Framework

Laura Felton Rosulek

in Dueling Discourses: The Construction of Reality in Closing Arguments

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199337613
eISBN:
9780190203351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337613.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter includes the definitions of the terminology used throughout the book and the theoretical framework within which the data were analyzed. Specifically, this book falls within the scope of ... More


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