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The Cambridge Handbook of Biolinguistics

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Kleanthes K. Grohmann, Cedric Boeckx, Lyle Jenkins, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, James McGilvray, Ianthi Maria Tsimpli, Jürgen M. Meisel, Séverine Millotte, Elodie Cauvet, Perrine Brusini, Anne Christophe, Ken Wexler, Lisa Pearl, Jeffrey Lidz, Mireia Hernández, Clara D. Martin, Núria Sebastián-Gallés, Albert Costa, Jon Sprouse, Diogo Almeida, Matthew Wagers, Brian McElree, Philip J. Monahan, Ellen F. Lau, William J. Idsardi, Matthias Schlesewsky, Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, Liina Pylkkänen, Jonathan Brennan, Douglas Bemis, Gary F. Marcus, Cristina D. Rabaglia, Hugh Rabagliati, Gregory Hickok, Naama Friedmann, Michal Biran, Dror Dotan, Antonio Benítez-Burraco, Klaus Zuberbühler, Kazuo Okanoya, Simon Kirby, Derek Bickerton, Sergio Balari, Víctor M. Longa, Guillermo Lorenzo
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  • Date Published: April 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521761536

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  • Biolinguistics involves the study of language from a broad perspective that embraces natural sciences, helping us better to understand the fundamentals of the faculty of language. This Handbook offers the most comprehensive state-of-the-field survey of the subject available. A team of prominent scholars working in a variety of disciplines is brought together to examine language development, language evolution and neuroscience, as well as providing overviews of the conceptual landscape of the field. The Handbook includes work at the forefront of contemporary research devoted to the evidence for a language instinct, the critical period hypothesis, grammatical maturation, bilingualism, the relation between mind and brain and the role of natural selection in language evolution. It will be welcomed by graduate students and researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including linguistics, evolutionary biology and cognitive science.

    • The most comprehensive state-of-the-field survey of biolinguistics available
    • Presents a wide variety of theoretical perspectives so will appeal to readers with different approaches
    • Includes contributions by prominent scholars from a variety of disciplines
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    • Date Published: April 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521761536
    • length: 704 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 182 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.37kg
    • contains: 42 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introducing the volume Kleanthes K. Grohmann and Cedric Boeckx
    2. Biolinguistics – a historical perspective Lyle Jenkins
    3. Biolinguistics yesterday, today and tomorrow Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
    4. The philosophical foundations of biolinguistics James McGilvray
    Part I. Language Development:
    5. (Evidence for) the language instinct Ianthi Maria Tsimpli
    6. Sensitive phases in successive language acquisition: the critical period hypothesis revisited Jürgen M. Meisel
    7. Discovering word forms and word meanings: the role of phrasal prosody and function words Séverine Millotte, Elodie Cauvet, Perrine Brusini and Anne Christophe
    8. Luria's biolinguistic suggestion and the growth of language Ken Wexler
    9. Parameters in language acquisition Lisa Pearl and Jeffrey Lidz
    10. Bilingualism beyond language: on the impact of bilingualism on executive control Mireia Hernández, Clara D. Martin, Núria Sebastián-Gallés and Albert Costa
    Part II. Mind, Brain, Behavior:
    11. The role of experimental syntax in an integrated cognitive science of language Jon Sprouse and Diogo Almeida
    12. Working memory and language processing: theory, data and directions for future research Matthew Wagers and Brian McElree
    13. Computational primitives in phonology and their neural correlates Philip J. Monahan, Ellen F. Lau and William J. Idsardi
    14. Computational primitives in syntax and possible brain correlates Matthias Schlesewsky and Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky
    15. Computational primitives in morphology and possible brain correlates Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky and Matthias Schlesewsky
    16. Grounding the cognitive neuroscience of semantics in linguistic theory Liina Pylkkänen, Jonathan Brennan and Douglas Bemis
    17. Modularity and descent with modification Gary F. Marcus, Cristina D. Rabaglia and Hugh Rabagliati
    18. The role of Broca's area in language function Gregory Hickok
    19. Lexical retrieval and breakdown in aphasia and developmental language impairment Naama Friedmann, Michal Biran and Dror Dotan
    20. Genetics of language: roots of specific language deficits Antonio Benítez-Burraco
    Part III. Language Evolution:
    21. The cognitive capacities of non-human primates Klaus Zuberbühler
    22. Birdsong for biolinguistics Kazuo Okanoya
    23. Language, culture and computation: an adaptive systems approach to biolinguistics Simon Kirby
    24. Language and natural selection Derek Bickerton
    25. The fossils of language: what are they? who has them? how did they evolve? Sergio Balari, Antonio Benítez-Burraco, Víctor M. Longa and Guillermo Lorenzo.

  • Editors

    Cedric Boeckx, The Catalan Institute for Advanced Studies
    Cedric Boeckx is ICREA Research Professor at the Catalan Institute for Advanced Studies and member of the linguistics department at the University of Barcelona.

    Kleanthes K. Grohmann, University of Cyprus
    Kleanthes K. Grohmann is Associate Professor of Biolinguistics at the University of Cyprus and Director of the Cyprus Acquisition Team.

    Contributors

    Kleanthes K. Grohmann, Cedric Boeckx, Lyle Jenkins, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, James McGilvray, Ianthi Maria Tsimpli, Jürgen M. Meisel, Séverine Millotte, Elodie Cauvet, Perrine Brusini, Anne Christophe, Ken Wexler, Lisa Pearl, Jeffrey Lidz, Mireia Hernández, Clara D. Martin, Núria Sebastián-Gallés, Albert Costa, Jon Sprouse, Diogo Almeida, Matthew Wagers, Brian McElree, Philip J. Monahan, Ellen F. Lau, William J. Idsardi, Matthias Schlesewsky, Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, Liina Pylkkänen, Jonathan Brennan, Douglas Bemis, Gary F. Marcus, Cristina D. Rabaglia, Hugh Rabagliati, Gregory Hickok, Naama Friedmann, Michal Biran, Dror Dotan, Antonio Benítez-Burraco, Klaus Zuberbühler, Kazuo Okanoya, Simon Kirby, Derek Bickerton, Sergio Balari, Víctor M. Longa, Guillermo Lorenzo

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