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Essays On Grammatical Theory And Universal Grammar

Author: Doug Arnold
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198248970
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A varied collection of contributions to grammatical theory by leading linguists, including a wealth of original work by leading figures in Universal Grammar.

Checking Theory And Grammatical Functions In Universal Grammar

Author: Hiroyuki Ura
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195353402
Size: 33.72 MB
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Ura demonstrates that his theory of multiple feature-checking, an extension of Chomsky's Agr-less checking theory, gives a natural explanation for a wide range of data drawn from a variety of languages in a very consistent way with a limited set of parameters.

The Philosophy Of Universal Grammar

Author: Wolfram Hinzen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199654832
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This interdisciplinary book considers the relationship between language and thought from a philosophical perspective, drawing both on the philosophical study of language and the purely formal study of grammar, and arguing that the two should align. The claim is that grammar provides homo sapiens with the ability to think in certain grammatical ways and that this in turn explains the vast cognitive powers of human beings. Evidence is considered from biology, theevolution of language, language disorders, and linguistic phenomena.

The Study Of Language In 17th Century England

Author: Vivian Salmon
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027245355
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This volume brings together a number of papers by Vivian Salmon, previously published in various journals and collections that are unfamiliar, and perhaps even inaccessible, to historians of the study of language. The central theme of the volume is the study of language in England in the 17th century. Papers in the first section treat aspects of the history of language teaching. The second section consists of three articles on the history of grammatical theory. The papers in the third and final section deal with the search for the universal language .

Language And Mind

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521858199
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Presents a collection of essays on language and mind. This book brings the author's influential approach into the twenty-first century. The chapters 1-6 present his early work on the nature and acquisition of language as a genetically-endowed, biological system, the rules and principles of which we acquire an internalized knowledge.