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Merge and features: a minimalist introduction

José M. Brucart, Anna Gavarró, and Jaume Solà

in Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book is about features and merge, and, more specifically, about the intricate ways they interact in generating expressions in natural languages. This introductory chapter is divided into two ... More


Comments and a conjecture inspired by Fabb and Halle

Ian Roberts

in Language and Music as Cognitive Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553426
eISBN:
9780191731020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553426.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides more comments on the discussion in Chapter 2. It begins by pointing out some fairly obvious and mostly well-known similarities between music and language, and specifically how ... More


Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199289158
eISBN:
9780191711091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289158.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Speech is the principal supporting medium of language. This book considers how spoken language first emerged. It gives an original and integrated view of the interactions between self-organization ... More


The Theta System: Syntactic Realization of Verbal Concepts

Tanya Reinhart

in Concepts, Syntax, and Their Interface: The Theta System

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034135
eISBN:
9780262333177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034135.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The specific problem addressed in this chapter is what makes it possible for the same lexical verb-entry to be realized in different syntactic configurations. In order to do so, it develops a precise ... More


Recursion: A Computational Investigation into the Representation and Processing of Language

David J. Lobina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198785156
eISBN:
9780191827235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785156.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides a comprehensive account of the role of recursion in language in two distinct but interconnected ways. First, it examines how recursion applies at different levels within a full ... More


FoxP2 and deep homology in the evolution of birdsong and human language *

Alan Langus, Jana Petri, Marina Nespor, and Constance Scharff

in The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: Evidence and Inference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654840
eISBN:
9780191759000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654840.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on a number of striking parallels between spoken language and birdsong. It suggests that, in principle, distinct attributes of human language exist in other species to distinct ... More


Computation, Information, and Interperspectival Content

Peter Ludlow

in Interperspectival Content

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198823797
eISBN:
9780191862571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823797.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

It is argued that perspectival contents run deeply through our accounts of computation and information, and that perspectival content is critical to our interpretation of natural and artifactual ... More


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