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Phonological Architecture: A Biolinguistic Approach

Bridget D. Samuels


This volume endeavors to bridge one of the gaps between linguistic theory and the biological sciences by presenting a comprehensive view of phonology which simultaneously addresses linguists and those who from other fields who would like to make contact with phonological theory. It proposes a new theory of phonological computation using representations and operations informed by a broader biolinguistic perspective, breaking the human language externalization system into component parts and investigating their possible origins in cognitive abilities found throughout the animal kingdom. Issues d ... More

Keywords: biolinguistics, phonology, evolution, syntax-phonology interface, minimalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199694358
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694358.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bridget D. Samuels, author
Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Maryland