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Recursion and human language [electronic resource] / edited by Harry van der Hulst.

Contributor(s): Hulst, Harry van der.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in generative grammar: 104.Publisher: [Berlin ; New York] : De Gruyter Mouton, c2010Description: 1 online resource (liii, 416 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9783110219258 (electronic bk.); 3110219255 (electronic bk.); 3110219247 (cloth); 9783110219241 (cloth).Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax -- Congresses | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Phonology -- Congresses | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax | Recursiviteit (taalkunde)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Recursion and human language.DDC classification: 415 Other classification: 17.52 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of authors -- Preliminaries -- Re Recursion -- Part I -- Discussing the need for recursion on empirical grounds -- 1. Pirah227; 8211; in need of recursive syntax? -- 2. The fluidity of recursion and its implications -- 3. Syntactic recursion and iteration -- 4. Recursion in conversation: What speakers of Finnish and Japanese know how to do -- 5. What do you think is the proper place of recursion? Conceptual and empirical issues -- Part II -- Formal Issues -- 6. Recursion and the infinitude claim -- 7. Just how big are natural languages? -- 8. Recursion, infinity, and modeling -- 9. How recursive is language? A Bayesian exploration -- Part III -- Evolutionary Perspectives -- 10. Was recursion the key step in the evolution of the human language faculty? -- 11. When clauses refuse to be recursive: An evolutionary perspective -- 12. The use of formal language theory in studies of artificial language learning: A proposal for distinguishing the differences between human and nonhuman animal learners -- 13. Over the top: Recursion as a functional option -- Part IV -- Recursion and the Lexicon -- 14. Lack of recursion in the lexicon: The two-argument restriction -- 15. Kinds of recursion in Adyghe morphology -- 16. Recursion and the Lexicon -- Part V -- Recursion outside Syntax -- 17. A note on recursion in phonology -- 18. Cognitive grouping and recursion in prosody -- 19. Becoming recursive: Toward a computational neuroscience account of recursion in language and thought -- 20. Recursion in severe agrammatism -- Subject index -- Language Index.
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Based on presentations at a 2007 conference at Illinois State University.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of authors -- Preliminaries -- Re Recursion -- Part I -- Discussing the need for recursion on empirical grounds -- 1. Pirah227; 8211; in need of recursive syntax? -- 2. The fluidity of recursion and its implications -- 3. Syntactic recursion and iteration -- 4. Recursion in conversation: What speakers of Finnish and Japanese know how to do -- 5. What do you think is the proper place of recursion? Conceptual and empirical issues -- Part II -- Formal Issues -- 6. Recursion and the infinitude claim -- 7. Just how big are natural languages? -- 8. Recursion, infinity, and modeling -- 9. How recursive is language? A Bayesian exploration -- Part III -- Evolutionary Perspectives -- 10. Was recursion the key step in the evolution of the human language faculty? -- 11. When clauses refuse to be recursive: An evolutionary perspective -- 12. The use of formal language theory in studies of artificial language learning: A proposal for distinguishing the differences between human and nonhuman animal learners -- 13. Over the top: Recursion as a functional option -- Part IV -- Recursion and the Lexicon -- 14. Lack of recursion in the lexicon: The two-argument restriction -- 15. Kinds of recursion in Adyghe morphology -- 16. Recursion and the Lexicon -- Part V -- Recursion outside Syntax -- 17. A note on recursion in phonology -- 18. Cognitive grouping and recursion in prosody -- 19. Becoming recursive: Toward a computational neuroscience account of recursion in language and thought -- 20. Recursion in severe agrammatism -- Subject index -- Language Index.

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