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Title: Biolinguistics
Subtitle: Exploring the Biology of Language
Written By: Lyle Jenkins
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521652332
Description:

This book investigates the nature of human language and its importance for
the study of the mind. It asks what language is from a biological point of
view and what the relative contribution of nature and nurture is when a
child learns his or her language. Finally it asks how human language
evolved and considers the similarities and differences between human
language and animal communication systems. Uniquely, it argues that genetic
or biological endowment plays a more central role in the aquisition of
language than instruction, learning, or cultural determinants. "Jenkins's
book is useful for the range of topics that it discusses, and for the
historical dimension that it provide on biolinguistic exploration as seen
from a Chomskyan viewpoint."

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521652332
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 278
Prices: U.S. $ 60
U.K. £ 45

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521003911
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 278
Prices: U.S. $ 24
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