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Books: The Cambridge Handbook of Biolinguistics: Boeckx, Grohmann (eds.)

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Date: 05-Mar-2018
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Subject: The Cambridge Handbook of Biolinguistics: Boeckx, Grohmann (eds.)
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Title: The Cambridge Handbook of Biolinguistics
Published: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Cedric Boeckx
Editor: Kleanthes K. Grohmann
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108454100 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 44.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108454100 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 34.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108454100 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 40.84

Biolinguistics involves the study of language from a broad perspective that embraces natural sciences, helping us better to understand the fundamentals of the faculty of language. This Handbook offers the most comprehensive state-of-the-field survey of the subject available. A team of prominent scholars working in a variety of disciplines is brought together to examine language development, language evolution and neuroscience, as well as providing overviews of the conceptual landscape of the field. The Handbook includes work at the forefront of contemporary research devoted to the evidence for a language instinct, the critical period hypothesis, grammatical maturation, bilingualism, the relation between mind and brain and the role of natural selection in language evolution. It will be welcomed by graduate students and researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including linguistics, evolutionary biology and cognitive science.

1. Introducing the volume Kleanthes K. Grohmann and Cedric Boeckx
2. Biolinguistics – a historical perspective Lyle Jenkins
3. Biolinguistics yesterday, today and tomorrow Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
4. The philosophical foundations of biolinguistics James McGilvray

Part I. Language Development:
5. (Evidence for) the language instinct Ianthi Maria Tsimpli
6. Sensitive phases in successive language acquisition: the critical period hypothesis revisited Jürgen M. Meisel
7. Discovering word forms and word meanings: the role of phrasal prosody and function words Séverine Millotte, Elodie Cauvet, Perrine Brusini and Anne Christophe
8. Luria's biolinguistic suggestion and the growth of language Ken Wexler
9. Parameters in language acquisition Lisa Pearl and Jeffrey Lidz
10. Bilingualism beyond language: on the impact of bilingualism on executive control Mireia Hernández, Clara D. Martin, Núria Sebastián-Gallés and Albert Costa

Part II. Mind, Brain, Behavior:
11. The role of experimental syntax in an integrated cognitive science of language Jon Sprouse and Diogo Almeida
12. Working memory and language processing: theory, data and directions for future research Matthew Wagers and Brian McElree
13. Computational primitives in phonology and their neural correlates Philip J. Monahan, Ellen F. Lau and William J. Idsardi
14. Computational primitives in syntax and possible brain correlates Matthias Schlesewsky and Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky
15. Computational primitives in morphology and possible brain correlates Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky and Matthias Schlesewsky
16. Grounding the cognitive neuroscience of semantics in linguistic theory Liina Pylkkänen, Jonathan Brennan and Douglas Bemis
17. Modularity and descent with modification Gary F. Marcus, Cristina D. Rabaglia and Hugh Rabagliati
18. The role of Broca's area in language function Gregory Hickok
19. Lexical retrieval and breakdown in aphasia and developmental language impairment Naama Friedmann, Michal Biran and Dror Dotan
20. Genetics of language: roots of specific language deficits Antonio Benítez-Burraco

Part III. Language Evolution:
21. The cognitive capacities of non-human primates Klaus Zuberbühler
22. Birdsong for biolinguistics Kazuo Okanoya
23. Language, culture and computation: an adaptive systems approach to biolinguistics Simon Kirby
24. Language and natural selection Derek Bickerton
25. The fossils of language: what are they? Who has them? How did they evolve? Sergio Balari, Antonio Benítez-Burraco, Víctor M. Longa and Guillermo Lorenzo.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

----------------------------- Major Supporting Publishers -----------------------------
Akademie Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cascadilla Press
Classiques Garnier
De Gruyter Mouton
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------
Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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