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By Norbert Hornstein

ISBN-10: 0521449707

ISBN-13: 9780521449700

ISBN-10: 0521728819

ISBN-13: 9780521728812

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 can be right, then a lot of what we think about targeted to language needs to in truth contain operations to be had in pre-linguistic cognitive domain names. during this booklet Norbert Hornstein, probably the most influential linguists engaged on syntax, discusses a topical set of concerns in syntactic concept, together with a couple of unique proposals on the innovative of analysis during this zone. He presents a idea of the elemental grammatical operations and means that there's just one that's specified to language. If this conception is right then this narrows the evolutionary hole among verbal and non-verbal primates, therefore facilitating the quick evolutionary emergence of our linguistic capacity.

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