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Explanation in Linguistics

The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition (Longman Linguistics Library; No. 25)

by Hornstein

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Longman Group United Kingdom .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Linguistics,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Language acquisition,
  • Explanation (Linguistics),
  • Generative grammar

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7880245M
    ISBN 100582291151
    ISBN 109780582291157

    Explanations seem to be a large and natural part of our cognitive lives. As Frank Keil and Robert Wilson write, "When a cognitive activity is so ubiquitous that it is expressed both in a preschooler's idle questions and in work that is the culmination of decades of scholarly effort, one has to ask whether we really have one and the same phenomenon or merely different cognitively based. Chomskyan linguistics sets out to define and specify the rules and principles which generate the grammatical or well-formed sentences of a language. - Modularity. The mental grammar is regarded as a special module of the mind which constitutes a separate cognitive faculty which has no connection with other mental : Richard Nordquist.

    I have read quite a lot of books and papers on linguistics, from dense theoretical textbooks to breezy popular works, both during my undergraduate career as a linguistics major, during my work at a small speech-synthesis software company, and for. Linguistics Questions and Answers - Discover the community of teachers, mentors and students just like you that can answer any question you might have on Linguistics.

    The central concern of this book is the explanation of linguistic form. It examines in detail certain cross-linguistic patterns in morphological systems, providing unified explanations of the observation that suffixes predominate over prefixes and the correlation between affix position and syntactic head : Christopher J Hall. Chapter 1: What is language? 2 Like most modern studies of linguistics, this book is descriptive rather than prescriptive. It is not within the scope of the book to judge which of the following sentences is the more correct: A. I can't get no satisfaction. B. I can't get any satisfaction.


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Explanation in linguistics: the logical problem of language acquisition Norbert Hornstein, David Lightfoot Longman, - Language Arts & Disciplines - pages.

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See search results Cited by: A special kind of the deductive-nomological explanation is the functional explanation (not to confuse with teleological explanation), which is the appropriate form of explanation in linguistics.

The simple variant, represented by the Hempel-Oppenheim Scheme, or attempts to explain linguistic facts and phenomena using a cause-effect relation. Book Description. The central concern of this book is the explanation of linguistic form.

Explanation in Linguistics book It examines in detail certain cross-linguistic patterns in morphological systems, providing unified explanations of the observation that suffixes predominate over prefixes and the correlation between affix position and syntactic head position.

Genre/Form: Theory of Innate Ideas: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Winston, Morton Emanuel. Explanation in linguistics. Bloomington, Ind.: Reproduced by. Raymond Hickey The Neat Summary of Linguistics Page 7 of II The levels of linguistics 1 Phonetics and phonology Phonetics is the study of human sounds and phonology is the classification of the sounds within the system of a particular language or languages.

Phonetics. Explanation in Linguistics book, Explanation and Reality in Linguistics 2. My Argument for the Linguistic Conception The argument for the linguistic and against the psychological concep-tion of linguistics is to be found in chapter 2 of the book and is summa-rized in “Defending Ignorance of Language: Responses to the Dubrovnik Papers” (b, sec.

The term Cartesian linguistics was coined with the publication of Cartesian Linguistics: A Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought (), a book on linguistics by Noam word "Cartesian" is the adjective pertaining to René Descartes, a prominent 17th-century r, rather than confine himself to the works of Descartes, Chomsky surveys.

e-Book – Buy from our e on the nature, even possibility, of explanation in Historical Linguistics: why changes take place and others do not, and why they occur at a particular time and place. The workshop, and this volume, aim to explore questions such as i) are the factors which explain the actuation of a change different from those that Pages: Vernal Holley, in his book Book of Mormon Authorship: A Closer Look, 3rd ed., p 26, (on line here) points out that Solomon Spaulding's "Manuscript Story" (also called "Manuscript Found"), considered by many - including Holley - to be a major source of Joseph Smith's Book of Mormon, also contains quite a few examples of chiasmus.

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Little attention has been devoted to the nature of explanation, methods of explanation, or what should count as an adequate explanation.

This book addresses a series of basic questions in relation to long-standing discussions in the philosophy of science about explanations, causality, and mechanisms: What is an explanation. This Open Educational Resource (OER) brings together Open Access content from around the web and enhances it with dynamic video lectures about the core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics), supplemented with discussion of psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic findings.

Essentials of Linguistics is suitable for any /5(9). This book is intended for university-level students of English who have already taken a practical grammar course.

Our aim is to provide the students with a brief survey of English morphological problems in the light of present-day linguistics. ( views) Notes on Computational Linguistics by Edward Stabler - UCLA, Sage House East State Street Ithaca, NY Email Us. The Linguistics Encyclopediahas been thoroughly revised and updated and a substantial new introduction, which forms a concise history of the field, has been added.

The volume offers comprehensive coverage of the major and subsidiary fields of linguistic study. Entries are alphabetically arranged and extensively cross-referenced, and include suggestions for further 2/5(2). The book On What We Know We Don’t Know: Explanation, Theory, Linguistics, and How Questions Shape Them, Sylvain Bromberger is published by University of Chicago Press.

The Chicago Distribution Center is temporarily closed. We are delivering some of our books from alternative locations, though others may be delayed. Morphology - the study of the formation of words.

Syntax - the study of the formation of sentences. Semantics - the study of meaning. Pragmatics - the study of language use. Aside from language structure, other perspectives on language are represented in specialized or interdisciplinary branches: Historical Linguistics.

Sociolinguistics. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics provides accessible and concise explanations of key concepts and terms related to research methods in Applied Linguistics. This book includes a detailed analysis of terms with explanation of the head word, a visual illustration, cross-references, and further references for readers.

This compact and engagingly elegant text, now in its Second Edition, continues to provide a succinct introduction to Linguistics. The aim of the book is to introduce basic concepts in Linguistics, and to familiarize the students with the fundamentals of modern Linguistics in a clear and simple chapter is expository as well as explanatory with examples/5(58).Noam Chomsky, American theoretical linguist whose work from the s revolutionized the field of linguistics by treating language as a uniquely human, biologically based cognitive capacity.

He helped to initiate and sustain what came to be known as the ‘cognitive revolution.’ Learn more about his life and career.Using a cognitive linguistics perspective, this book provides a comprehensive, theoretical analysis of the semantics of English prepositions. All English prepositions originally coded spatial relations between two physical entities; while retaining their original meaning, prepositions have also developed a rich set of non-spatial by: