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Of Minds and Language


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1: Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, Pello Salaburu, and Juan Uriagereka: Introduction Part 1: Overtures 2: Noam Chomsky: Opening Remarks 3: Cedric Boeckx: The Nature of Merge: Consequences for Language, Mind, and Biology 4: C. R. Gallistel: The Foundational Abstractions 5: Marc D. Hauser: Evolingo: The Nature of the Language Faculty 6: Gabriel Dover: Pointers to a Biology of Language? 7: Donata Vercelli: Language in an Epigenetic Framework 8: Christopher Cherniak: Brain Wiring Optimization and Non-Genomic Nativism Part 2: On Language 9: Wolfram Hinzen: Hierarchy, Merge, and Truth 10: James Higginbotham: Two Interfaces 11: Luigi Rizzi: Movement and Concepts of Locality 12: Juan Uriagereka: Uninterpretable Features in Syntactic Evolution 13: Angela D. Friederici: The Brain Differentiates Hierarchical and Probabilistic Grammars 14: Cedric Boeckz, Janet Dean Fodor, Lila Gleitman, Luigi Rizzi: Round Table: Language Universals: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Part 3: On Acquisition 15: Rochel Gelman: Innate Learning and Beyond 16: Lila Gleitman: The Learned Component of Language Learning 17: Janet Dean Fodor: Syntactic Acquisition: An Evaluation Measure After All? 18: Thomas G. Bever: Remarks on the Individual Basis for Linguistic Structures Part 4: Open Talks on Open Inquiries 19: Marc D. Hauser: The Illusion of Biological Variation: A Minimalist Approach to the Mind 20: Itziar Laka: What is There in Universal Grammar? On Innate and Specific Aspects of Language 21: Nuria Sebastian-Galles: Individual Differences in Foreigh Sound Perception 22: Angela D. Friederici: Language and the Brain 23: Noam Chomsky: Conclusion References Index

About the Author

Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini is Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Arizona. He has held teaching and research positions at the Scientific Institute San Raffaele, MIT, the College de France, Rutgers University, Harvard University, the University of Maryland and the University of Bologna. His publications include Inevitable Illusions: How Mistakes of Reason Rule our Minds (Wiley 2004), Choix, decisions et preferences: Quatre lecons au College de France (Odile Jacob, Paris (2006), L'illusione di sapere, and L'arte di persuadere (Mondadori 1993, 1995). Pello Salaburu is Professor of Basque Philology at the University of the Basque Country where he was President 1996-2000 and Vice President 1992-1996. He is Chair of the Grammar Commission of Euskaltzaindia (Royal Academy of the Basque Language), and a co-editor and co-author of Euskal Gramatika. Lehen Urratsak (seven volumes: 1985-2008). Juan Uriagereka is Professor of Linguistics, University of Maryland. His books include Syntactic Anchors (CUP 2006), Derivations (Routledge, 2002) and Rhyme and Reason (MIT Press 1998).


REVIEW: Christina Behme, Journal of Linguistics Vol. 49, 2013. No quote, 10/09/2013

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