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How generalizations are constrained

Adele Goldberg

in Constructions at Work: The Nature of Generalization in Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268511
eISBN:
9780191708428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268511.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Children are not strictly conservative, producing only what they have heard, and yet they are not reliably corrected when they produce overgeneralizations. How can children retreat from or avoid ... More


Summary and conclusions

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This final chapter wraps up the main conclusions of the book: the origin of the to-infinitive and its reanalysis as a non-finite subjunctive clause, and its rise and spread at the expense of the ... More


The Logic of Evidence

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/9780262035323.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A completely new conceptualization of the indirect negative evidence business in language acquisition, especially in syntax. Instead of thinking about retreating from over-generalization, a ... More


Relativism or a universal theory?

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in From Whorf to Montague: Explorations in the Theory of Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682195
eISBN:
9780191764929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682195.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

After a preliminary defence of the term linguistic relativism, as distinct from Whorfianism, it is observed that the principles of science demand that the linguist seeks to establish maximal ... More


Knowledge, Time, and Negligence

Ernest Sosa

in Epistemology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183268
eISBN:
9781400883059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183268.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter analyses Saul Kripke's dogmatism paradox. It argues that, in order to address properly that puzzle, one needs a notion of epistemic negligence that fits naturally within a ... More


Introduction

Víctor Acedo-Matellán

in The Morphosyntax of Transitions: A Case Study in Latin and Other Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198733287
eISBN:
9780191797804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733287.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The aim of the book is set: to study the morphosyntax of events of transition cross-linguistically, focusing on Latin and comparing it with other languages. The methodology is also introduced, ... More


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