The Resource The development of language : acquisition, change, and evolution, David Lightfoot

The development of language : acquisition, change, and evolution, David Lightfoot

Label
The development of language : acquisition, change, and evolution
Title
The development of language
Title remainder
acquisition, change, and evolution
Statement of responsibility
David Lightfoot
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How and why do languages change over time? Could the way an individual child develops affect aggregate language change? What do the mechanisms of change tell us about the evolution of language in our species?" "The "cue-based" approach to language acquisition presented here is a radical departure from formal models of language learning. Lightfoot challenges conventional understanding by showing that language change is essentially contingent - unpredictable but explainable; and he contests how far natural selection enables us to understand the evolution of the language faculty in the species."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lightfoot, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P142
LC item number
.L54 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Linguistic change
  • Language acquisition
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Language and languages
  • AQUISIÇÃO DA LINGUAGEM
  • Evolutie
  • PSICOLINGUÍSTICA
  • Taal
  • Taalverandering
  • Taalverwerving
  • Changement linguistique
  • Langage
  • Grammaire comparée et générale
  • Langage et langues
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Language acquisition
  • Language and languages
  • Linguistic change
  • Taalverandering
  • Taalverwerving
  • Taal
  • Evolutie
  • AQUISIÇÃO DA LINGUAGEM
  • PSICOLINGUÍSTICA
  • Spracherwerb
Label
The development of language : acquisition, change, and evolution, David Lightfoot
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Nineteenth: Century of History -- 3. Grammars and Language Acquisition -- 4. Gradualism and Catastrophes -- 5. The Loss of Case and its Syntactic Effects -- 6. Cue-Based Acquisition and Change in Grammars -- 7. Equilibrium and Small Punctuations -- 8. Historicism: The Use and Abuse of Clio -- 9. The Evolution of the Language Faculty -- 10. A Science of History
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780631210597
Lccn
98028674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39269660
  • (OCoLC)ocm39269660
Label
The development of language : acquisition, change, and evolution, David Lightfoot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Nineteenth: Century of History -- 3. Grammars and Language Acquisition -- 4. Gradualism and Catastrophes -- 5. The Loss of Case and its Syntactic Effects -- 6. Cue-Based Acquisition and Change in Grammars -- 7. Equilibrium and Small Punctuations -- 8. Historicism: The Use and Abuse of Clio -- 9. The Evolution of the Language Faculty -- 10. A Science of History
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780631210597
Lccn
98028674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39269660
  • (OCoLC)ocm39269660

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