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The Resource Lingua ex machina : reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the human brain, William H. Calvin, Derek Bickerton

Lingua ex machina : reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the human brain, William H. Calvin, Derek Bickerton

Label
Lingua ex machina : reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the human brain
Title
Lingua ex machina
Title remainder
reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the human brain
Statement of responsibility
William H. Calvin, Derek Bickerton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A proper lingua ex machina would be a language machine capable of nesting phrases and clauses inside one another, complete with evolutionary pedigree. Such circuitry for structured thought might also facilitate creative shaping up of quality (figuring out what to do with the leftovers in the refrigerator), contingency planning, procedural games, logic, and even music. And enhancing structural thought might give intelligence a big boost. Solve the cerebral circuitry for syntax, and you might solve them all." "William Calvin and Derek Bickerton offer three ways for getting from ape behaviors to syntax. They focus on the transition from simple word association in short sentences (proto-language) to longer recursively structural sentences (requiring syntax). They are after invention via sidesteps (Darwinian conversions of function), not straight-line gradual improvements."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Calvin, William H.
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP399
LC item number
.C35 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bickerton, Derek
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chomsky, Noam
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Brain
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Brain
  • Language Development
  • Neurophysiology
  • Psycholinguistics
Label
Lingua ex machina : reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the human brain, William H. Calvin, Derek Bickerton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Villa Serbelloni -- What are words? -- Why putting words together isn't easy -- Bigger than a word, smaller than a sentence -- Language in the brain -- How are memories stored? -- Hexagonal mosaics and Darwin machines -- A common code: the brain's "Esperanto" problem -- Protolanguage emerging -- Reciprocal altruism as the predecessor of argument structure -- Role links for words -- The word tree as a secondary use of throwing's segmented movement planner -- Corticocortical coherence promotes a many-voiced symphonic sentence -- The pump and the slingshot -- Darwin and Chomsky together at last
Control code
41580447
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780262032735
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99033464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Lingua ex machina : reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the human brain, William H. Calvin, Derek Bickerton
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Villa Serbelloni -- What are words? -- Why putting words together isn't easy -- Bigger than a word, smaller than a sentence -- Language in the brain -- How are memories stored? -- Hexagonal mosaics and Darwin machines -- A common code: the brain's "Esperanto" problem -- Protolanguage emerging -- Reciprocal altruism as the predecessor of argument structure -- Role links for words -- The word tree as a secondary use of throwing's segmented movement planner -- Corticocortical coherence promotes a many-voiced symphonic sentence -- The pump and the slingshot -- Darwin and Chomsky together at last
Control code
41580447
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780262032735
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99033464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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