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The Price of Linguistic Productivity: How Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language

Charles. Yang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035323
eISBN:
9780262336376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035323.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

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 ... More


An Interaction-Oriented Theory of Meaning

Jonathan Ginzburg

in The Interactive Stance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697922
eISBN:
9780191738425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697922.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter summarizes the following using non-technical terms and diagrams: the tools with which this book has developed one version of the interactive stance; some of the main empirical phenomena ... More


The Tipping Point

Charles Yang

in The Price of Linguistic Productivity: How Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035323
eISBN:
9780262336376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035323.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Using the Elsewhere Condition as a basic principle of language, as well as a performance/processing model, this chapters derives the mathematical principle of productivity dubbed the Tolerance ... More


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