A Theory of Syntax: Minimal Operations and Universal Grammar by Norbert Hornstein

By Norbert Hornstein

Human language turns out to have arisen approximately in the final 50-100,000 years. In evolutionary phrases, this is often the mere blink of an eye fixed. If this is often right, then a lot of what we give some thought to detailed to language needs to actually contain operations to be had in pre-linguistic cognitive domain names. during this publication Norbert Hornstein, essentially the most influential linguists engaged on syntax, discusses a topical set of concerns in syntactic conception, together with a few unique proposals on the leading edge of study during this sector. He presents a idea of the fundamental grammatical operations and means that there's just one that's certain to language. If this idea is true then this narrows the evolutionary hole among verbal and non-verbal primates, hence facilitating the swift evolutionary emergence of our linguistic capacity.

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