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The Biolinguistic Enterprise

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This book, by leading scholars, represents some of the main work in progress in biolinguistics. It offers fresh perspectives on language evolution and variation, new developments in theoretical linguistics, and insights on the relations between variation in language and variation in biology.

Overall, the quality of work is high. ... The collection reveals connections across projects and shows how research from different fields substantiates the idea that human language is - and is to be studied as - a biological phenomenon.

Anna Maria Di Sciullo is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Quebec in Montreal and the director of the Major Collaborative Research Initiative on Interface Asymmetries. She held visiting positions at MIT and at the University of Venice. She is the author of Asymmetry in Morphology (2005), UG and External Systems (2005), Asymmetry in Grammar (2003), Projections and Interface Conditions: Essays on Modularity (1997), and co-authored with Edwin Williams On the Definition of Word (1987). She is the founder of the International Network on Biolinguistics. Cedric Boeckx is Research Professor at the Catalan Institute for Advanced Studies (ICREA), and a member of the Center for Theoretical Linguistics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Most recently he was Associate Professor of Linguistics at Harvard University. He is the author of Islands and Chains (2003), Linguistic Minimalism (2006), Understanding Minimalist Syntax (2007), Bare Syntax (2008), and Language in Cognition (2009); and the founding co-editor, with Kleanthes K. Grohmann, of the Open Access journal Biolinguistics.


1: Anna Maria Di Sciullo and Cedric Boeckx: Introduction: Contours of the Biolinguistic Research Agenda; Part One: Evolution; 2: Robert Berwick and Noam Chomsky: The Biolinguistic Program: The Current State of its Evolution; 3: Cedric Boeckx: Some Reflections on Darwin's Problem in the Context of Cartesian Biolinguistics; 4: Robert Berwick: Syntax Facit Saltum Redux: Biolinguistics and the Leap to Syntax; 5: Massimo Piatelli-Palmarini and Juan Uriagereka: A Geneticist's Dream, a Linguist's Nightmare: The Case of FOXP2; 6: Lyle Jenkins: Biolinguistic Investigations: Genetics and Dynamics; 7: Tecumseh Fitch: "Deep Homology" in the Biology and Evolution of Language; Part Two: Variation; 8: Lyle Jenkins: The Three factors in Evolution and variation; 9: Charles Yang: Three Factors in Language Variation; 10: Cedric Boeckx: Approaching Parameters from Below; 11: Rita Manzini and Leonardo Savoia: (Bio)linguistic Diversity; 12: Giuseppe Longobardi and Cristina Guardiano: The Biolinguistic Program and historical Reconstruction; 13: Anna Maria Di Sciullo: A Biolinguistic Approach to Variation; Part Three: Computation; 14: Richard Kayne: Antisymmetry and the Lexicon; 15: Howard Lasnik: What Kind of Computing Device is the Human Language Faculty?; 16: Richard Larson: Clauses, Propositions, and Phases; 17: Alessandra Giorgi: Reflections on the Optimal Solution: On the Syntactic Representation of Indexicality; 18: Wolfram Hinzen: Emergence of a Systemic Semantics Through Minimal and underspecified Codes; 19: Carlo Cecchetto and Costanza Papagno: Bridging the Gap Between Brain and Syntax. A Case for a Role of the Phonological Loop; 20: Robert Berwick: All you Need is Merge: Biology, Computation, and language from the Bottom-up; References; Index

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Titre: The Biolinguistic Enterprise
Sous-titre: New Perspectives on the Evolution and Nature of the Human Language Faculty
Code EAN: 9780199553273
ISBN: 978-0-19-955327-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 576
Poids: 1018g
Taille: H238mm x B155mm x T44mm
Année: 2011