Language Evolution and Syntactic Theory



Evolution has not typically been recognised by linguists as a constraining factor when developing linguistic theories This book demonstrates that our theories of language must reflect the fact that language has evolved It critiques a currently dominant framework in the field of linguistics the Minimalist Program by showing how it fails to take evolution into account It approaches the question of the evolution of human language in a novel way by applying findings from the field of evolutionary biology to language Key properties associated with typically evolving systems are identified in language, and the shortcomings of the Minimalist Program in its outright rejection of these features are exposed The book will be of interest to individual researchers and advanced students in linguistics, psychology, biology, anthropology and cognitive science. New Read Language Evolution and Syntactic Theory [ by ] Anna R. Kinsella [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – tiffanydaniels.co.ukLanguage Evolution and Syntactic Theory

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  • Hardcover
  • 222 pages
  • Language Evolution and Syntactic Theory
  • Anna R. Kinsella
  • English
  • 22 August 2018
  • 0521895308

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    The author does a great job of arguing against both methodological and substantive minimalism by arguing that, first of all, language is nothing like minimalism describes it such as efficient and economical , and second, that such a system is not evolvable and therefore a minimalist language could not have c...

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