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Meaning and universal grammar

James Tyler Kent

Meaning and universal grammar

theory and empirical findings

by James Tyler Kent

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Published by Benjamins in Amsterdam .
Written in English


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Statementedited by Cliff Goddard, Anna Wierzbicka.
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LC ClassificationsP
The Physical Object
Pagination2 vols. (xv, 334; xv, 334 p.) :
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19729404M
ISBN 109027230676


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Meaning and universal grammar by James Tyler Kent Download PDF EPUB FB2

Universal grammar is the theoretical or hypothetical system of categories, operations, and principles shared by all human languages and considered to be innate. Since the s, the term has often been capitalized. The term is also known as Universal Grammar Theory. Linguist Noam Chomsky explained, "' [U]niversal grammar' is taken to be the set Author: Richard Nordquist.

Universal grammar, theory proposing that humans possess innate faculties related to the acquisition of language. The definition of universal grammar has evolved considerably since first it was postulated and, moreover, since the s, when it became a specific object of modern linguistic research.

This book develops a bold new approach to universal grammar, based on research findings of the natural semantic metalanguage (NSM) program. The key idea is that universal grammar is constituted by the inherent grammatical properties of some 60 empirically established semantic primes, which appear to have concrete exponents in all languages.

For. This book develops a bold new approach to universal grammar, based on research findings of the natural semantic metalanguage (NSM) program. The key idea is that universal grammar is constituted by the inherent grammatical properties of some 60 empirically established semantic primes, which appear to have concrete exponents in all : Hardcover.

Summary Universal grammar (UG) is a linguistic theory, proposed by Noam Chomsky, that argues that the ability to learn language is innate, distinctly human and distinct from all other aspects of human cognition.

Evidence The theory is grounded.