LINGUIST List 5.217

Wed 23 Feb 1994

Books: Psycholing, Lang Acquisition

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Message 1: Psycholing, Lang Acquisition

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Subject: Psycholing, Lang Acquisition
PSYCHOLING

Jackendoff, Ray (Brandeis); PATTERNS IN THE MIND: LANGUAGE AND HUMAN
 NATURE; ix, 246 pp. In North America: Basic Books, 0-465-05461-7;
 in Europe and Asia: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 0-7450-0962-X (hbk),
 0-7450-0963-8 (pb).
Aimed at the general public, Patterns in the Mind is also suitable for
use in courses such as Language and Mind, Introduction to Linguistics,
Psycholinguistics, and Language Acquisition. The central thrust is that
language ability is stored in the brain as a set of unconscious patterns,
or mental grammar. The learning of mental grammar involves a rich inter-
weaving of nature and nurture; children come to the task equipped with an
innate Universal Grammar that provides building blocks for all human
languages. Jackendoff also shows that innate brain specializations sup-
port many other human abilities such as vision, appreciation of music, and
the ability to interact socially and culturally with other people.


LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Clark, Eve V. (ed.) THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL CHILD
LANGUAGE RESEARCH FORUM
 CSLI Publications 1993 ix, 228 pp. Language Acquisition
 US $17.95 (paper) $39.95 (cloth) ISBN 1-881526-04-6 (paper),
 1-881526-05-4 (cloth)
 Distributed by The University of Chicago Press (1-800-621-2736)
Formally "Papers and Reports on Child Language Development," works
included here cover a broad spectrum of structures in language
acquisition discussed at the 1992 meeting of the Child Language
Research Forum. Papers report on acquisition data from a number of
different languages.
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