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Title: The Philosophy of Universal Grammar
Written By: Wolfram Hinzen
Michelle Louise Sheehan
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This interdisciplinary book considers the relationship between language and thought from a philosophical perspective, drawing both on the philosophical study of language and the purely formal study of grammar, and arguing that the two should align. The claim is that grammar provides homo sapiens with the ability to think in certain grammatical ways and that this in turn explains the vast cognitive powers of human beings. Evidence is considered from biology, the evolution of language, language disorders, and linguistic phenomena.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199654833
Pages: 400
Prices: U.K. £ 60