The Development of Language: Acquisition, Change, and Evolution / Edition 1by David Lightfoot, Lightfoot
Pub. Date: 01/12/1999
A language develops over time, it develops in a child, and the capacity for language has evolved in the human species. See more details below
A language develops over time, it develops in a child, and the capacity for language has evolved in the human species.
- Publication date:
- Blackwell/Maryland Lectures in Language and Cognition Series
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.95(d)
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction:.
1. Progress or Degeneration?.
2. The Records, our Witnesses.
3. Lack of Change and Historical Explanation.
4. Our Odyssey.
Part II: The Nineteenth: Century of History:.
5. Historical Relationships.
6. Sound Change.
7. Historical Explanations.
8. Determinist Views of History.
Part III: Grammars and Language Acquisition:.
9. We Know More than we Learn.
10. The Nature of Grammars.
11. The Acquisition Problem: The Poverty of the Stimulus.
12. The Analytical Triplet.
13. Real-Time Acquisition of Grammars.
Part IV: Gradualism and Catastrophes:.
14. Grammars and Change.
15. Social Grammars.
16. Gradualism, Imagined and Real.
18. Competing Grammars.
19. The Spread of New Grammars.
20. Parametric Change.
Part V: The Loss of Case and its Syntactic Effects:.
22. Middle English Split Genitives.
23. Inherent Case and Thematic Roles in Early English.
24. The Loss and Origin of Case Systems.
Part VI: Cue-Based Acquisition and Change in Grammars:.
25. Models of Learnability.
26. Cue-Based Acquisition and Loss of Verb-Second.
27. V-to-I Raising and its Cue.
28. Creolization and Signed Languages.
Part VII: Equilibrium and Small Punctuations:.
30. English Auxiliary Verbs in the Eighteenth Century.
31. French chez.
Part VIII: Historicism: The Use and Abuse of Clio:.
32. Principles of History.
33. Clio Working through Biology.
34. Diachronic Reanalyses.
Part IX: The Evolution of the Language Faculty:.
37. Explaining Evolution.
38. A UG Condition on Movement Traces.
39. The Condition is Maladaptive.
Part X: A Science of History:.
41. Classical and Chaotic Views of Science.
43. History as an Epiphenomenon.
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