Language as shaped by the brain as shaped by development:Commentary on Christiansen and Chater

Samuelson, Larissa K (2008) Language as shaped by the brain as shaped by development:Commentary on Christiansen and Chater. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31 (5). 535- 536. ISSN 0140-525X

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Abstract

Though we agree with their argument that language is shaped by domain-general learning processes, Christiansen & Chater (C&C) neglect to detail how the development of these processes shapes language change. We discuss a number of examples that show how developmental processes at multiple levels and timescales are critical to understanding the origin of domain-general mechanisms that shape language evolution.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 12:01
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2020 23:44
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55339
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X08005268

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