Rich Languages From Poor Inputs

Rich Languages From Poor Inputs

by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, Robert C Berwick


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ISBN-13: 9780198736714
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini is Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Arizona and a member of the Department of Linguistics, the Cognitive Science Program and the Department of Psychology. In October 1975 he organized the encounter between Jean Piaget and Noam Chomsky and in 1980 edited the proceedings Language and Learning, now translated into 11 languages and the echoes of which still explicitly resonate in the present volume. He is the editor, with Juan Uriagereka and Pello Salaburu, of Of Minds and Language: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country (OUP) and author, with Jerry Fodor, of What Darwin Got Wrong.

Robert C. Berwick is Professor of Computer Science and Computational Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has published more than a half-dozen books on the nature of language, language learnability, and computation, starting from his 1982 dissertation, The Acquisition of Syntactic Knowledge to The Grammatical Basis of Linguistic Performance, Computational Complexity and Natural Language, and Principle-Based Parsing. Most recently, he has focused on the biology of language, particularly the evolution of language.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini and Robert C Berwick
Part 1 Poverty of the Stimulus and Modularity Revisited
2. Poverty of the Stimulus stands: Why recent challenges fail, Robert C. Berwick, Noam Chomsky, and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
3. Children's acquisition of syntax: Simple models are too simple, Xuan-Nga Cao Kam and Janet Dean Fodor
4. Poverty of the Stimulus: Willingness to be puzzled, Noam Chomsky
5. Revisiting modularity: Using language as a window to the mind, Susan Curtiss
6. Every child an isolate: Nature's experiments in language learning, Lila Gleitman and Barbara Landau
Part 2: Discrepancies Between Child Grammar and Adult Grammar
7. Recent findings About language acquisition, Jean-Remy Hochman and Jacques Mehler
8. Ways of avoiding intervention: Some thoughts on the development of object relatives, passive, and control, Adriana Belletti and Luigi Rizzi
9. Merging from the temporal input: On subject-object asymmetries and an ergative language, Itziar Laka
10. Tough-movement developmental delay: Another effect of phasal computation, Ken Wexler
11. Assessing child and adult grammar, Julie Anne Legate and Charles Yang
12. Three aspects of the relation between lexical and syntactic knowledge, Thomas G. Bever
Part 3: Broadening the Picture: Spelling andRreading
13. Children's invented spelling: What we have learned in forty years, Charles Read and Rebecca Treiman
14. How insights into child language changed the development of written language, Stephanie Gottwald and Maryane Wolf
15. The phonology of invented spelling, Wayne O'Neil
16. The arts as language: Invention, identity, and learning, Merryl Goldberg

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