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Lingua ex Machina: Reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the Human Brain
Lingua ex Machina Reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the Human Brain
Author: William H. Calvin, Derek Bickerton
A machine for language? Certainly, say the neurophysiologists, busy studying the language specializations of the human brain and trying to identify their evolutionary antecedents. Linguists such as Noam Chomsky talk about machinelike "modules" in the brain for syntax, arguing that language is more an instinct (a complex behavior triggered by sim...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780262531986
ISBN-10: 0262531984
Publication Date: 10/1/2001
Pages: 312
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Publisher: The MIT Press
Book Type: Paperback
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