The Logical problem of language acquisition

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MIT Press , Cambridge, Mass
Language acquisition -- Congresses, Grammar, Comparative and general -- Congresses, Language and logic -- Congr
Statementedited by C.L. Baker and John J. McCarthy.
SeriesMIT Press series on cognitive theory and mental representation
ContributionsBaker, C. L., McCarthy, John J., 1953-
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LC ClassificationsP118 .L64
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 358 p. :
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Open LibraryOL4266408M
ISBN 100262021595
LC Control Number81012351

The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition (Cognitive Theory and Mental Representation) [Baker, C.

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L., McCarthy, John J] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition (Cognitive Theory and Mental Representation). This collection of articles and associated discussion papers focuses on a problem that has attracted increasing attention from linguists and psychologists throughout the world during the past several years.

Reduced to essentials, the problem is that of discovering the character of the mental capacities that make it possible for human beings to attain knowledge of their language on the basis of. THE LOGICAL PROBLEM OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION* ABSTRACT.

Arguments from the 'Logical Problem of Language Acquisition' suggest that since linguistic experience provides few negative data that would falsify overgeneral grammatical hypotheses, innate knowledge of the principles of Universal Grammar must constrain learners' hypothesis formulation.

the ‘Logical Problem of Language Acquisition’. The Logical Problem. is alleged to arise because there is an almost total dearth of ‘negative. evidence’ Author: Fiona Cowie. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxii, pages ; 24 cm.

Contents: The logical problem of language acquisition: representational and procedural issues / Martin Atkinson --Observational data and the UG theory of language acquisition / Vivian Cook --Parameters of metrical theory and learnability / Michael Hammond --Markedness and growth / Teun.

Arguments from the Logical Problem of Language Acquisition suggest that since linguistic experience provides few negative data that would falsify overgeneral grammatical hypotheses, innate knowledge of the principles of Universal Grammar must constrain learners hypothesis formulation.

The Logical problem of language acquisition / Bibliographic Details; Other Authors: Baker, C. L., McCarthy, John J., Format: Book: Language: English: Published: Search for the book on E-ZBorrow. E-ZBorrow is the easiest and fastest way to get the book you want (ebooks unavailable). Use ILLiad for articles and chapter scans.

Adults may also learn foreign languages. Abstractly, the logical problem of adult foreign language learning is the same as for childhood language learning: explaining how acquisition takes place, given the limitations of the data.

But the problem is also different, in important by: This article explores the issue of second language (L2) acquisition of argument structure as it relates specifically to Spanish psych-verbs. These predicates are classified into three classes according to their distinct aspectual nature, The Logical problem of language acquisition book corresponds to different morphosyntactic properties.

The logical problem of language acquisition is taken to be one of the strongest arguments in favor of the nativist view on language, since its validity is independent of specific. : Explanation in Linguistics: The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition (Longman Linguistics Library, No.

25) (): Hornstein, Norbert, Lightfoot, David: Books Skip to. The Logical Problem of Second Language Acquisition Artemis Dralo University “Eqerem Cabej” Department of Foreign Languages (Albania) [email protected] 1.

Introduction Since the mid to late s, numerous teachers and educationalists have argued that an "intercultural approach" to. However, since language acquisition is far from “instantaneous,” the task of acquisitionists is to balance the “logical problem of language acquisition” with facts of language development.

Acquisition theory must explain the gradual, stage-wise development which takes place during early childhood. The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition. Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features.

Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books Get print book. No eBook available The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition. Norbert Hornstein, David Lightfoot. Longman, - Explanation (Linguistics) - pages. 0 Reviews. so-called"logical problem" offirst language acquistion (Hornstein and Lightfoot, ).

I shouldlike tosuggest thatsecondlanguagelearnersare faced with a similar problem, and, hence, that it is worth investigating whether ornotthe same kind ofsolutiontothatproblem(i.e.

theassumed innateness ofUG)is available tothem. Inotherwords, I shallbe adopting. Language Acquisition Language Acquisition Introduction Language changes and develops constantly with time to adapt to the users’ needs (Altintas, Can & Pattonp. In WWI and WWII, English developed with technological advances since new products and experiences were coming into existence and needed new words to refer to and describe.

The purpose of this book is to take a new look at an old question: the relationship between second language teaching practice and what is known about the process of second language acquisition. The usual way to do this is to discuss some research results first, outline a.

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the ‘Logical Problem of Language Acquisition’. The Logical Problem is alleged to arise because there is an almost total dearth of ‘negative evidence’ – evidence as to which strings of words arenot sentences of the language being learned – in the ‘primary linguistic data’, that is, in the.

Arguments from the ‘Logical Problem of Language Acquisition’ suggest that since linguistic experience provides few negative data that would falsify overgeneral grammatical hypotheses, innate knowledge of the principles of Universal Grammar must constrain learners’ hypothesis formulation.

Although this argument indicates a need for domain-specific constraints, it does not support their. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Pinker, S. Clarifying the logical problem of language acquisition. Journal of Child Language, 31, The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition: A Probabilistic Perspective.

Anne S. Hsu. Department of Cognitive, Perceptual, and Brain Sciences, University College London. Search for more papers by this author. Nick Chater. The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition 作者: C.

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Baker / John J. McCarthy 出版社: The MIT Press 出版年: 页数: 定价: $ 丛书: The MIT Press Classics Series. The logical problem of language acquisition 3 An example: the Overt Pronoun Constraint 4 Parameters of Universal Grammar 9 acquisition Introduction This book will be concerned with characterizing and explaining the lin-guistic systems that second language (L2) learners develop, considering in par.

Chomsky () argued that the child‟s acquisition of grammar is „hopelessly underdetermined by the fragmentary evidence available.‟ He attributed this indeterminacy to two major sources: the degenerate nature of the input.

the problem of unavailability of negative evidence. Constraint and principlescannot be learned. The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition If the child comes to the acquisition task solely equipped with abilities to make generalizations from the input data, it would seem impossible to arrive at the correct generalizations without a grea t many errors, if at all.

In addition, the child appears to get little or no negatppg g. Snow Crane Books (US) Bookseller Inventory # Jx Title Explanation in Linguistics: The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition Author Hornstein; Lightfoot, David Illustrator (null) Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used - Near Fine Jacket condition Near Fine Edition First Edition, First Printing Binding Hardcover ISBN 10 The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition: A Probabilistic Perspective Anne S.

Hsu,a Nick Chaterb aDepartment of Cognitive, Perceptual, and Brain Sciences, University College London bDepartment of Cognitive, Perceptual, and Brain Sciences and ESRC Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution (ELSE), University College London Received 12 August ; received in revised.

While the language learning problem has concentrated on the behavior of the individual child, and how it acquires a particular grammar (from a class of grammars g), we consider, in this chapter, a population of such child learners, and investigate the emergent, global, population characteristics of the linguistic community over several.

Language Acquisition • Language is extremely complex, yet children already know most of the grammar of their native language(s) before they are five years old • Children acquire language without being taught the rules of grammar by their parents – In part because parents don’t consciously know the many of the rules of grammar.What is the logical problem of foreign language learning?

In Gass, S. M. & Schachter, J. (Eds.), Linguistic perspectives on second language acquisition .endowed with language and children acquire language exactly similar to the development of other biological functions.

Chomsky challenged behaviourism view in a way that their theory has no justification for logical problem of language acquisition.

In fact in comparison to the instances.