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LINGUIST List 18.2137

Sun Jul 15 2007

Books: Ling Theories/Discipline of Ling: Penke, Rosenbach (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, What Counts as Evidence in Linguistics: Penke, Rosenbach (Eds)

Message 1: What Counts as Evidence in Linguistics: Penke, Rosenbach (Eds)
Date: 12-Jul-2007
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: What Counts as Evidence in Linguistics: Penke, Rosenbach (Eds)
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Title: What Counts as Evidence in Linguistics
Subtitle: The case of innateness
Series Title: Benjamins Current Topics 7
Published: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins

Editor: Martina Penke
Editor: Anette Rosenbach
Hardback: ISBN: 9027222371 Pages: 311 Price: U.S. $ 114.00

What counts as evidence in linguistics? This question is addressed by the
contributions to the present volume (first published as a Special Issue of
'Studies in Language' (28:3, 2004). Focusing on the innateness debate, what
is illustrated is how formal and functional approaches to linguistics have
different perspectives on linguistic evidence. While special emphasis is
paid to the status of typological evidence and universals for the
construction of Universal Grammar (UG), this volume also highlights more
general issues such as the roles of (non)-standard language and historical
evidence. To address the overall topic, the following three guiding
questions are raised: What type of evidence can be used for innateness
claims (or UG)?; What is the content of such innate features (or UG)?; and,
How can UG be used as a theory guiding empirical research? A combination of
articles and peer commentaries yields a lively discussion between leading
representatives of formal and functional approaches.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng )

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