An Account of the move in linguistics from the Standard Social Science Model to Usage-Based

Vallati, Giacomo (2017) An Account of the move in linguistics from the Standard Social Science Model to Usage-Based. [Laurea], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Mediazione linguistica interculturale [L-DM270] - Forli', Documento ad accesso riservato.
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I start by describing the framework of studies that led to Chomsky’s idea of the genetic component of human language. I then examine his contribution to modern linguistics, the Universal Grammar Theory and X-bar theory. A special place is reserved to John Tooby and Leda Cosmides’ introduction to the 1992 volume The Adapted Mind. I later introduce Pinker’s idea of the language instinct, and then proceed to describe his theory of the language of the mind. I conclude my essay by describing the most recent development in the realm of cognitive studies of language acquisition, usage-based linguistics. The description of the different theories follows the chronological order.

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Tesi di laurea (Laurea)
Autore della tesi
Vallati, Giacomo
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Corso di studio
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Universal Grammar, Usage-based Linguistics, Tooby and Cosmides, Grammar of the mind, Behaviorism and Social Sciences, SSSM, X-bar Theory, Pinker, Language Instinct
Data di discussione della Tesi
17 Marzo 2017

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