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Biolinguistics

Exploring the Biology of Language

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Biolinguistics by Lyle Jenkins
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This book investigates the nature of human language and its importance for the study of the mind. In particular, it examines current work on the biology of language. Lyle Jenkins reviews the evidence that language is best characterized by a generative grammar of the kind introduced by Noam Chomsky in the 1950s and developed in various directions since that time. He then discusses research into the development of language which tries to capture both the underlying universality of human language, as well as the diversity found in individual languages (Universal Grammar). Finally, he discusses a variety of approaches to language design and the evolution of language. An important theme is the integration of biolinguistics into the natural sciences - the 'unification problem'. Jenkins also answers criticisms of the biolinguistic approach from a number of other perspectives, including evolutionary psychology, cognitive science, connectionism and ape language research, among others.
Release date NZ
April 26th, 2001
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1 table
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
280
Dimensions
152x228x16
ISBN-13
9780521003919
Product ID
2064732

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