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Author Ernst Strüngmann Forum (2008 : Frankfurt, Germany)

Title Biological foundations and origin of syntax / edited by Derek Bickerton and Eörs Szathmáry
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 471 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Strüngmann Forum reports
Strüngmann Forum reports.
Contents Syntax for non-syntacticians : a brief primer / Derek Bickerton -- The biological background of syntax evolution / Anna Fedor, Péter Ittzés, and Eörs Szathmáry -- Functional neuroimaging and the logic of brain operations : methodologies, caveats, and fundamental examples from language research / Balázs Gulyás -- Some elements of syntactic computations / Luigi Rizzi -- The adaptive approach to grammar / T. Givón -- Fundamental syntactic phenomena and their putative relation to the brain / Edith Kaan -- What kinds of syntactic phenomena must biologists, neurobiologists, and computer scientists try to explain and replicate? / Maggie Tallerman [and others] -- Possible precursors of syntactic components in other species / Austin T. Hilliard and Stephanie A. White -- What can developmental language impairment tell us about the genetic bases of syntax? / Dorothy V.M. Bishop -- What are the possible biological and genetic foundations for syntactic phenomena? / Szabolcs Számadó [and others] -- Brain circuits of syntax / Angela D. Friederici -- Neural organization for syntactic processing as determined by effects of lesions : logic, data, and difficult questions / David Caplan -- Reflections on the neurobiology of syntax / Peter Hagoort -- What are the brain mechanisms underlying syntactic operations? / Anna Fedor [and others] -- Syntax as an adaptation to the learner / Simon Kirby, Morten H. Christiansen, and Nick Chater -- Cognition and social dynamics play a major role in the formation of grammar / Luc Steels -- What can formal or computational models tell us about how (much) language shaped the brain? / Ted Briscoe -- What can mathematical, computational, and robotic models tell us about the origin of syntax? / Herbert Jaeger [and others]
Summary Interdisciplinary perspectives on the evolutionary & biological roots of syntax, describing current research on syntax in fields ranging from linguistics to neurology
Analysis LINGUISTICS & LANGUAGE/General
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax -- Congresses
Biolinguistics -- Congresses
Linguistics.
Language acquisition.
Linguistics
Language Development
Models, Neurological
linguistics.
SCIENCE -- Cognitive Science.
Linguistics
Language acquisition
Biolinguistics
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax
Biolinguistik
Biologie
Syntax
Neurolinguistik.
Biolinguistik.
Syntax.
Syntax -- konferenser.
Neurolingvistik -- konferenser.
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Bickerton, Derek
Szathmáry, Eörs.
ISBN 9780262258586
0262258587
0262013568
9780262013567
1282694286
9781282694286