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The primacy of grammar / Nirmalangshu Mukherji.

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Author/Creator:
Mukherji, Nirmalangshu.
Publication:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (299 p.)
Subjects:
Biolinguistics.
Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Language:
English
Summary:
Biolinguistics - especially the work of Noam Chomsky - suggests that the design of language may be 'perfect': language is an optimal solution to conditions of sound and meaning. What is the scope of this inquiry? Which aspect of nature does this science investigate? This book is a study of such foundational questions.
Contents:
The loneliness of biolinguistics. Some classical issues
Limits of cognitive inquiry
Overview of biolinguistics
Language and biology
A body of doctrines
A mind-internal system
Linguistic theory I. Russell's scope problem
Principles and parameters
Government-binding theory
D-structure
C-selection
X-bar theory
Theta theory
S-structure
Case theory
Wh-movement
Binding theory
LF
Grammar and scope problem
Grammar and logic. Chinese room
PFR and SFR
LF and logical form
Truth and meaning
Limits of formal semantics
External significance
Syntax of thought?
Russell's equivalence
Summing up
Words and concepts. "Incompleteness" of grammar
Lexical data
Uncertain intuitions
Nature of lexical inquiry
Lexical decomposition
Initial objections
Nouns
Verbs
Crossroads
Linguistic theory II. Minimalist program
Conceptual necessity
Feature checking
(New) merge
Merge and syntax
Merge and semantics
Economy principles
Chl and linguistic specificity
Principles
Displacement
Language and music. Musilanguage hypothesis
Evidence
What the evidence means
Strong musilanguage hypothesis
Music and meaning
Themes from Wittgenstein
Music and emotions
Internal significance
Recursion in music
A joint of nature. Merge and music
Faculty of music
"Laws of nature"
Forms of explanation
Scope of computationalism.
Notes:
"A Bradford book."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
ISBN:
0-262-29163-0
1-282-54194-3
9786612541940
0-262-28031-0
OCLC:
608691498
Publisher Number:
9786612541940
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