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Spell‐Out and the Minimalist Program

Juan Uriagereka

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593521
eISBN:
9780191731402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593521.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Since Juan Uriagereka originated the multiple spell-out model in 1999 it has been one of the most influential lines of research in syntactic theorizing. The model simplified a crucial element of the ... More


Introduction

Bridget D. Samuels

in Phonological Architecture: A Biolinguistic Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694358
eISBN:
9780191731891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694358.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

‘Introduction’ provides an introduction to biolinguistics and a roadmap of the topics to be discussed in the remainder of the work.


Conclusions

Bridget D. Samuels

in Phonological Architecture: A Biolinguistic Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694358
eISBN:
9780191731891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694358.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

‘Conclusions’ summarizes the work and suggests directions for future research.


The Sound Patterns of Syntax

Nomi Erteschik-Shir and Lisa Rochman (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556861
eISBN:
9780191722271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

In this book leading scholars address the issues surrounding the syntax‐phonology interface. These principally concern whether the phonological component can influence syntax and if so how far and in ... More


Grammaticalization from a biolinguistic perspective *

Elly van Gelderen

in The Prehistory of Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199545872
eISBN:
9780191720369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545872.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Estimates about the origin of modern human language range from 50,000 to 150,000 years ago. These estimates are based on archeological findings, the presence of tools and beads in e.g. the Blombos ... More


Impossible Languages

Andrea Moro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034890
eISBN:
9780262335621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034890.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Understanding the nature and the structure of human language coincides with capturing the constraints which make a conceivable language possible or, equivalently, with discovering whether there can ... More


The Philosophy of Universal Grammar

Wolfram Hinzen and Michelle Sheehan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199654833
eISBN:
9780191747977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654833.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

What is grammar? Why is it there? What difference, if any, does it make to the organization of meaning? This book seeks to give principled answers to these questions. Since grammar is universal in ... More


Phonological Architecture: A Biolinguistic Approach

Bridget D. Samuels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694358
eISBN:
9780191731891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694358.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This volume endeavors to bridge one of the gaps between linguistic theory and the biological sciences by presenting a comprehensive view of phonology which simultaneously addresses linguists and ... More


Phonology in Evolutionary Perspective

Bridget D. Samuels

in Phonological Architecture: A Biolinguistic Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694358
eISBN:
9780191731891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694358.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

‘Phonology in Evolutionary Perspective’ discusses the evolution of language, the properties of phonological computation, and the linguistic externalization system, using animal cognition studies to ... More


Representations and Primitive Operations

Bridget D. Samuels

in Phonological Architecture: A Biolinguistic Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694358
eISBN:
9780191731891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694358.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

‘Representations & Primitive Operations’ begins with a discussion of the organization of phonological structures such as features, segments, and syllables. It then presents a theory of phonological ... More


Introduction

Juan Uriagereka

in Spell‐Out and the Minimalist Program

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593521
eISBN:
9780191731402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593521.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introductory chapter outlines the overall argument that the book will deploy. It starts by reflecting on the derivational approach to syntax, and then moves into considering different ways in ... More


Introduction: The Pains of Being Owenians/Chomskyans/Cartesians at Heart

Sergio Balari and Guillermo Lorenzo

in Computational Phenotypes: Towards an Evolutionary Developmental Biolinguistics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665464
eISBN:
9780191746116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665464.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

There exists a gap between linguistics and biology, in that the degree of resolution of observations coming from the latter are completely mismatched relative to the extremely detailed analyses of ... More


The Primacy of Grammar

Nirmalangshu Mukherji

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014052
eISBN:
9780262280310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014052.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book explores in detail human language theories according to Noam Chomsky. It states that human languages are complex, porous, and moldable systems for the purpose of sociocultural development, ... More


The Boundaries of Babel

Andrea Moro

in Impossible Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034890
eISBN:
9780262335621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034890.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

One of the major discoveries of modern linguistics is that languages do not vary arbitrarily: for example, all syntactic rules must be based on hierarchical structure generated by recursive procedure ... More


Living with Platonism, if Necessary

John Bolender

in The Self-Organizing Social Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014441
eISBN:
9780262289238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014441.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter argues that the relational models are not brain states resulting from self-organization in neural activity but are, rather, abstract objects akin to numbers and sets. However, even if ... More


The Loneliness of Biolinguistics

Nirmalangshu Mukherji

in The Primacy of Grammar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014052
eISBN:
9780262280310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014052.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter introduces the important yet complex subject of biolinguistics and the state of language research based on the theories of Chomsky, which explains classical issues and traditions that ... More


Biolinguistics and Information

Cedric Boeckx and Juan Uriagereka

in Information and Living Systems: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262201742
eISBN:
9780262295246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262201742.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter focuses on biolinguistics and how it seeks to uncover the laws that determine the nature of the faculty of language, the principles behind its development, and the ways in which it is ... More


What Principles and Parameters got wrong

Cedric Boeckx

in Linguistic Variation in the Minimalist Framework

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198702894
eISBN:
9780191772382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702894.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter claims that some of the most deeply‐embedded tenets of the Principles and Parameters approach, and in particular the idea of Parameter (in the classical sense), have outlived their ... More


Minimalist parsing

Robert C. Berwick and Edward P. Stabler

in Minimalist Parsing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198795087
eISBN:
9780191836459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795087.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

Studies of parsing inspired by the Minimalist Program have various goals. They flesh out and unify proposals in syntax; they define properties of fundamental structure-building mechanisms; and they ... More


Merge and the lexicalization of concepts

Anne Reboul

in Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198747314
eISBN:
9780191809729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747314.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 4 is basically dedicated to outlining the kind of syntax that is characteristic of the human Language of Thought, and to the effect of the lexicalization process on concepts. It begins with ... More


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