The Resource The price of linguistic productivity : how children learn to break the rules of language, Charles Yang

The price of linguistic productivity : how children learn to break the rules of language, Charles Yang

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The price of linguistic productivity : how children learn to break the rules of language
Title
The price of linguistic productivity
Title remainder
how children learn to break the rules of language
Statement of responsibility
Charles Yang
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An investigation of how children balance rules and exceptions when they learn languages
  • "All languages have exceptions alongside overarching rules and regularities. How does a young child tease them apart within just a few years of language acquisition? In this book, drawing an economic analogy, Charles Yang argues that just as the price of goods is determined by the balance between supply and demand, the price of linguistic productivity arises from the quantitative considerations of rules and exceptions. The learner postulates a productive rule only if it results in a more efficient organization of language, with the number of exceptions falling below a critical threshold. Supported by a wide range of cases with corpus evidence, Yang's Tolerance Principle gives a unified account of many long-standing puzzles in linguistics and psychology, including why children effortlessly acquire rules of language that perplex otherwise capable adults. His focus on computational efficiency provides novel insight on how language interacts with the other components of cognition and how the ability for language might have emerged during the course of human evolution"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
MYG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yang, Charles D
Index
index present
LC call number
P118.65
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language acquisition
  • Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)
  • Bilingualism in children
  • Computational linguistics
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The price of linguistic productivity : how children learn to break the rules of language, Charles Yang
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262336376
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MITCogNet)170021
  • (MITCogNet)170021
Label
The price of linguistic productivity : how children learn to break the rules of language, Charles Yang
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262336376
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MITCogNet)170021
  • (MITCogNet)170021

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