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1 Studying the human language faculty
1.1 Linguistics and the mind/brain
1.2 Linguistics as history
1.3 Linguistics as the study of E-language
1.4 Linguistics as the study of I-language
2 Language as a mental organ
2.1 We know more than we learn
2.2 The nature of grammars
2.3 Back to the puzzles
2.4 The acquisition problem
2.5 Conclusion
3 Syntax
3.1 The emergence of syntax within linguistics
3.2 Successive merger and deletion
3.3 Case
3.4 Conclusion
4 Sound patterns in language
4.1 Phonetics as theory
4.2 Phonology: language-particular structure
4.3 Morphophonemics and I-language
5 Describing linguistic knowledge
5.2 Can rules express phonological knowledge?
5.3 Constraint-based theories of phonological knowledge
5.4 The extension of constraint-based description
6 Phonetics and the I-linguistics of speech
6.1 Representations and the study of sound structure
6.2 A linguistic basis for phonetic representation
6.3 Speech microprosody: a research program
6.4 Conclusion
7 Morphology
7.1 The lexicon
7.2 Words and “morphemes”
7.3 Productivity
7.4 Conclusions about lexical organization
8 Language change
8.1 Long-term directionality in the twentieth century
8.2 Grammars and time
8.3 English auxiliary verbs
8.4 Syntactic effects of the loss of case
8.5 Chaos
9 “Growing” a language
9.1 Principles of Universal Grammar: active early
9.2 New phenomena
9.3 Experimental technique
9.4 Nature of the trigger
9.5 Acquiring sound patterns
9.6 Conclusion
10 The organic basis of language
10.1 Only humans have language organs
10.2 Language is a function of the brain
10.3 Language is a particular faculty
10.4 Conclusions
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The Language Organ

The Language Organ

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Published by: Valdilene Santos Rodrigues Vieira on Jul 18, 2013
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