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LINGUIST List 23.3538

Thu Aug 23 2012

Books: Language, from a Biological Point of View: Boeckx, Horno-Chéliz, Mendívil-Giró (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Aug-2012
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: Language, from a Biological Point of View: Boeckx, Horno-Chéliz, Mendívil-Giró (Eds)
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Title: Language, from a Biological Point of View
Subtitle: Current Issues in Biolinguistics
Published: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.c-s-p.org

Editor: Cedric Boeckx
Editor: María del Carmen Horno-Chéliz
Editor: José-Luis Mendívil-Giró
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443837811 Pages: 400 Price: U.K. £ 49.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443837811 Pages: 400 Price: U.S. $ 74.99
Abstract:

The present volume offers a collection of essays covering a broad range of areas where currently a rapprochement between linguistics and biology is actively being sought. Following a certain tradition, we call this attempt at a synthesis "biolinguistics." The nine chapters (grouped into three parts: Language and Cognition, Language and the Brain, and Language and the Species) offer a comprehensive overview of issues at the forefront of biolinguistic research, such as language structure; language development; linguistic change and variation; language disorders and language processing; the cognitive, neural and genetic basis of linguistic knowledge; or the evolution of the Faculty of Language. Each contribution highlights exciting prospects for the field, but they also point to significant obstacles along the way. The main conclusion is that the age of theoretical exclusivity in Linguistics, much like the age of theoretical specificity, will have to end if interdisciplinarity is to reign and if biolinguistics is to flourish.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Neurolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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