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    Chater, Nick and Christiansen, Morten H. 2010. Language Acquisition Meets Language Evolution. Cognitive Science, Vol. 34, Issue. 7, p. 1131.


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On language and evolution: Why neo-adaptationism fails

  • Eric Reuland (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X08005220
  • Published online: 01 October 2008
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I identify a number of problematic aspects of Christiansen & Chater's (C&C's) contribution. These include their suggestion that subjacency and binding reflect non-domain-specific mechanisms; that proto-language is a “cultural product”; and that non-adaptationism requires overly rich innate structures, and is incompatible with acceptable evolutionary processes. It shows that a fully UG (Universal Grammar)-free version of the authors' neo-adaptationism would be incoherent.

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