Towards a Biolinguistic Understanding of Grammar

Essays on interfaces

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The theoretical proposals brought forward in this book as well as the results from the reported experimental studies present genuine contributions to the biolinguistic program. The papers contribute to our understanding of the properties of the computations and the representations derived by the language faculty, viewed as an organism of human biological. Towards a Biolinguistic Understanding of Grammar: Essays on Interfaces adds to the usual notion of interfaces, which is generally understood as the connection between syntax and the semantic system, between phonology and the sensorimotor system. It raises novel interface questions about how these connections are at all possible within the biolinguistic program. It anchors the formal properties of grammar at the interfaces between language and biology, language and experience, bringing about language acquisition and language variation, and it also explores the interaction of grammar with the factors reducing complexity. This book aims to bring about further understanding of the interfaces of the grammar in a broader biolinguistic sense. Written in a language accessible to a wide audience, this book will appeal to scholars and students of linguistics, cognitive science, biology, and natural language processing.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 194]  2012.  vi, 367 pp
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Table of Contents
Interfaces in a biolinguistic perspective
Anna Maria Di Sciullo
1–10
Part I. Syntax, semantics
Single cycle syntax and a constraint on quantifier lowering
Howard Lasnik
11–30
A constraint on remnant movement
Tim Hunter
31–56
Language and conceptual reanalysis
Paul Pietroski
57–86
Part II. Features and interfaces
Decomposing force
Daniela Isac
87–116
Function without content: Evidence from Greek subjunctive na
Christina Christodoulou and Martina Wiltschko
117–140
The association of sound with meaning: The case of telicity
Atsushi Fujimori
141–166
Part III. Phonology, syntax
Towards a bottom-up approach to phonological typology
Charles Reiss
167–192
The emergence of phonological forms
Bridget D. Samuels
193–214
Part IV. Language development
Non-native acquisition and language design
Calixto Aguero-Bautista
215–238
Interface ingredients of dialect design: Bi-x, socio-syntax of development, and the grammar of Cypriot Greek
Kleanthes K. Grohmann and Evelina Leivada
239–262
Part V. Experimental studies
What sign languages show: Neurobiological bases of visual phonology
Evie Malaia and Ronnie B. Wilbur
263–276
Indeterminacy and coercion effects: Minimal representations with pragmatic enrichment
Roberto G. de Almeida and Levi Riven
277–302
Computation with doubling constituents: Pronouns and antecedents in phase theory
Sandiway Fong and Jason Ginsburg
303–338
Concealed reference-set computation: How syntax escapes the parser’s clutches
Thomas Graf
339–362
Index
363–368
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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