Linguistic Evolution through Language Acquisition

Linguistic Evolution through Language Acquisition

by Ted Briscoe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521662990

ISBN-13: 9780521662994

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This groundbreaking study of how children acquire language and the effects on language change over the generations draws on a wide range of examples. The book covers specific syntactic universals and the nature of syntactic change. It reviews the language-learning mechanisms required to acquire an existing linguistic system (accurately and to impose further structure

Overview

This groundbreaking study of how children acquire language and the effects on language change over the generations draws on a wide range of examples. The book covers specific syntactic universals and the nature of syntactic change. It reviews the language-learning mechanisms required to acquire an existing linguistic system (accurately and to impose further structure on an emerging system) and the evolution of language(s) in relation to this learning mechanism.

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ISBN-13:
9780521662994
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Ted Briscoe; 2. Learned systems of arbitrary reference: the foundation of human linguistic uniqueness Michael Oliphant; 3. Bootstrapping grounded word semantics Luc Steels; 4. Linguistic structure and the evolution of words Robert Worden; 5. The negotiation and acquisition of recursive grammars as a result of competition among exemplars John Batali; 6. Learning, bottlenecks and the evolution of recursive syntax Simon Kirby; 7. Theories of cultural evolution and their application to language change Partha Niyogi; 8. The learning guided evolution of natural language William J. Turkel; 9. Grammatical acquisition and linguistic selection Ted Briscoe; 10. Expression/induction models of language evolution: dimensions and issues James R. Hurford.

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