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Language and the Learning Curve: A new theory of syntactic development

Anat Ninio


Language development remains one of the most hotly debated topics in the cognitive sciences. In recent years, we have seen contributions to the debate from researchers in psychology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, and philosophy, though there have been surprisingly few interdisciplinary attempts at unifying the various theories. This book offers a new view of language development. Drawing on formal linguistic theory (the Minimalist Program, Dependency Grammars), cognitive psychology (Skill Learning) computational linguistics (Zipf curves), and Complexity Theory (networks), it takes the ... More

Keywords: language development, syntactic development, cognitive sciences, linguistic theory, cognitive psychology, computational linguistics, Complexity Theory, Chomskian linguistics

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199299829
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299829.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anat Ninio, author
Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

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