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The Resource How new languages emerge, David W. Lightfoot, (electronic resource)

How new languages emerge, David W. Lightfoot, (electronic resource)

Label
How new languages emerge
Title
How new languages emerge
Statement of responsibility
David W. Lightfoot
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
New languages are constantly emerging, as existing languages diverge into different forms. To explain this fascinating process, we need to understand how languages change and how they emerge in children. In this pioneering study, David Lightfoot explains how languages come into being, arguing that children are the driving force. He explores how new systems arise, how they are acquired by children, and how adults and children play different, complementary roles in language change. Lightfoot makes an important distinction between 'external language' (language as it exists in the world), and 'internal language' (language as represented in an individual's brain). By examining the interplay between the two, he shows how children are 'cue-based' learners, who scan their external linguistic environment for new structures, making sense of the world outside in order to build their internal language. Engaging and original, this book offers an interesting account of language acquisition, variation and change.--
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1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lightfoot, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Linguistic change
  • Language acquisition
  • Language and languages
Label
How new languages emerge, David W. Lightfoot, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511616204
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Internal languages and the outside world -- 2. Traditional language change -- 3. Some properties of language organs -- 4. Languages emerging in children -- 5. New E-language cuing new I-languages -- 6. Use and variation of grammars -- 7. The eruption of new grammars -- 8. A new historical linguistics
Control code
CR9780511616204
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 199 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511616204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)68045489
Label
How new languages emerge, David W. Lightfoot, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511616204
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Internal languages and the outside world -- 2. Traditional language change -- 3. Some properties of language organs -- 4. Languages emerging in children -- 5. New E-language cuing new I-languages -- 6. Use and variation of grammars -- 7. The eruption of new grammars -- 8. A new historical linguistics
Control code
CR9780511616204
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 199 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511616204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)68045489

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