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The Handbook of Language Emergence [electronic resource].

Author/Creator:
MacWhinney, Brian.
Publication:
Oxford : Wiley, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (767 p.)
Series:
Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics ; v.88
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Subjects:
Language and languages -- Origin.
Linguistics.
Local subjects:
Language and languages -- Origin. (search)
Linguistic geography. (search)
Linguistics. (search)
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This authoritative handbook explores the latest integrated theory for understanding human language, offering the most inclusive text yet published on the rapidly evolving emergentist paradigm.
  • Brings together an international team of contributors, including the most prominent advocates of linguistic emergentism
  • Focuses on the ways in which the learning, processing, and structure of language emerge from a competing set of cognitive, communicative, and biological constraints
  • Examines forces on widely divergent timescales, from instantaneous neurolinguistic processing
Contents:
Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright ; Contents ; Notes on Contributors ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction: Language Emergence; Part I Basic Language Structures ; Chapter 1 The Emergence of Phonological Representation ; 1. Introduction; 2. Phonology Is Not Morphophonology; 3. Processes Are Both Phonetic and Phonological; 4. Phonemic Perception and Representation
5. Children's Perceptions Develop toward Adult Representations6. Adults Arrive at Lexical Representations by "Undoing" Multiple Processes; 7. A Note on Morphophonology; 8. Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 2 Capturing Gradience, Continuous Change, and Quasi-Regularity in Sound, Word, Phrase, and Meaning ; 1. Visions of Language; 2. Motivations for an Emergentist Vision; 3. Modeling Graded Constituency, Continuous Change, and Quasi-Regularity
4. Distributed Neural Network Models5. Modeling the Emergence of Quasi-Regular Forms through Graded Constraints on Phonological Representations; 6. Evaluation of the Distributed Neural Network Models and Comparison to Other Contemporary Approaches; 7. Summary and Conclusion; References; Chapter 3 The Emergence of Language Comprehension ; 1. Introduction; 2. The Role of Language Statistics in Comprehension Processes; 3. The PDC in Syntactic Ambiguity Resolution: Verb Modification Ambiguities
4. Production and Comprehension of Relative Clauses5. The PDC Approach to Relative Clauses; 6. Emergence in Comprehension, and in Production Too; Notes; References; Chapter 4 Anaphora and the Case for Emergentism ; 1. Introduction; 2. Sentence Processing; 3. A Processing-Based Approach to Pronoun Interpretation; 4. A Deeper Look; 5. Language Acquisition; 6. Concluding Remarks; Acknowledgments; Notes; References; Chapter 5 Morphological Emergence ; 1. Introduction; 2. The Explanandum: What Is Morphology
3. Morphological Learning and Generalization in Individuals4. Individual and Social Variation; 5. Structure through Transmission; 6. Conclusion; References; Chapter 6 Metaphor and Emergentism ; 1. Introduction; 2. An Emergentist Account of Metaphor; 3. The Emergence of Novel Metaphors; 4. Conclusions; References; Chapter 7 Usage-Based Language Learning ; 1. Introduction; 2. Constructions and Their Acquisition; 3. Language Usage as a Complex Adaptive System; 4. Further Directions and Conclusions
Acknowledgments
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Contributor:
O'Grady, William.
MacWhinney, Brian.
O'Grady, William.
ISBN:
1-118-34609-2
1-119-07538-6
1-118-34613-0
OCLC:
886382599