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Title Rich languages from poor inputs / edited by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini and Robert C. Berwick.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition First edition.

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Series Oxford linguistics
Oxford linguistics.
Subject Language acquisition.
Language acquisition -- Social aspects.
Alt Name Piattelli-Palmarini, Massimo,
Berwick, Robert C.,
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 313 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-305) and index.
Summary This text addresses one of the most famous and controversial arguments in the study of language and mind, the poverty of the stimulus. Internationally recognised scholars consider afresh the issues surrounding this argument and discuss its relation to the process of language acquisition.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction / Robert C. Berwick -- pt. I Poverty of the Stimulus and Modularity Revised -- 2. Poverty of the Stimulus Stands: Why Recent Challenges Fail / Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini -- 3. Children's Acquisition of Syntax: Simple Models are Too Simple / Janet Dean Fodor -- 4. Poverty of the Stimulus: Willingness to be Puzzled / Noam Chomsky -- 5. Revisiting Modularity: Using Language as a Window to the Mind / Susan Curtiss -- 6. Every Child an Isolate: Nature's Experiments in Language Learning / Barbara Landau -- pt. II Discrepancies between Child Grammar and Adult Grammar -- 7. Recent Findings about Language Acquisition / Jacques Mehler -- 8. Ways of Avoiding Intervention: Some Thoughts on the Development of Object Relatives, Passive, and Control / Luigi Rizzi -- 9. Merging from the Temporal Input: On Subject-Object Asymmetries and an Ergative Language / Itziar Laka.
Note continued: 10. Tough-Movement Developmental Delay: Another Effect of Phasal Computation / Ken Wexler -- 11. Assessing Child and Adult Grammar / Charles Yang -- 12. Three Aspects of the Relation between Lexical and Syntactic Knowledge / Thomas G. Bever -- pt. III Broadening the Picture: Spelling and Reading -- 13. Children's Invented Spelling: What We Have Learned in Forty Years / Rebecca Treiman -- 14. How Insights into Child Language Change our Understanding of the Development of Written Language: The Unfolding Legacy of Carol Chomsky / Maryanne Wolf -- 15. The Phonology of Invented Spelling / Wayne O'Neil -- 16. The Arts as Language: Invention, Opportunity, and Learning / Merryl Goldberg.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191635632 (electronic bk.)
0191635634 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 859536414
Additional Format Print version: Rich languages from poor inputs. First edition 9780199590339 (DLC) 2013409421 (OCoLC)822992245

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