Selfish Sounds And Linguistic Evolution

Author: Nikolaus Ritt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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This book takes an exciting perspective on language change, by explaining it in terms of Darwin's evolutionary theory.

Anthropological Linguistics

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CARSTAIRS-MCCARTHY) 138 Slater, Keith W. A Grammar of Mangghuer: A
Mongolic Language of China 's QinghaiGansu Sprachbund (GYORGY KARA)
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Language and Conflict in the Middle East (BERNARD SPOLSKY) 360 Vajda,
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Natural Phonology

Author: Bernhard Hurch
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The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science.

Studies In Language

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Nikolaus Ritt (2004). Selfish sounds and linguistic evolution: A Darwinian
approach to language change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp.xi,
329. ISBN 0521826713. Reviewed by Juliette Blevins (Max Planck Institute for
Evolutionary Anthropology) In much recent work by those attempting to model
grammatical competence and language change, language is viewed as a
complex adaptive system in which grammatical regularities are emergent
probabilistic properties, ...

Language In Flux

Author: Robin Cooper
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Selfish Sounds and Linguistic Evolution: A Darwinian Approach to Language
Change. Cambridge University Press, 2004. [Schwartz, 2000] James Schwartz.
Death of an altruist. Lingua Franca: The Review of Academic Life, 10:51-61, 2000
. [Steels, 1996] Luc Steels. Emergent adaptive lexicons. In P. Maes, M. J. Mataric,
J. A. Meyer, J. Pollack, and S. W. Wilson, editors, Fourth International Conference
on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior; Cape Cod, Massachusetts, pages 562-567.


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Selfish Sounds and Linguistic Evolution. New York: Cambridge University Press,
2004. Pp. xii, 329 with Index. $85.00. Reviewed by Leonard R. N. Ashley A
history of English phonology and morphology as seen from the perspective of a (
possibly dangerously seductive) Darwinian theory of language competition and
change relates to Richard Dawkins' controversial book on the Selfish Gene in
which it is argued that dominant genes struggle for selfish replication with human
beings as ...

Journal Of Linguistics

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Possibly this question will be considered in subsequent work, which will
undoubtedly need to make use of Nunes' book as a valuable reference, not to be
ignored by any syntactician interested in the nature of movement and the syntax-
PF interface. REFERENCES Bobaljik, Jonathan & Sam Brown. 1997.
Interarboreal operations: Head movement and the extension requirement.
Linguistic Inquiry 28, 345–356. Chomsky, Noam. 1995. The Minimalist program.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Csa Linguistics And Language Behavior Abstracts

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Cross-Linguistic Similarity in Foreign Lan- , System, 2007, 35, 3, Sept, LLr00869
Ritt, Nikolaus 20O4 Nettle, Daniel (Rev) 2007 Selfish Sounds and Linguistic
Evolution: A Darwinian Approach to Language Change, Journal of Linguistics.
2007, 43. 2, July, 482- 486. IXr00870 Robinson, Peter [Ed] 20O2 Van den
Branden, Kris (Rev) 2006 Individual Differences and Instructed Lan- fjage
Learning, TTL International Journal of pplied Linguistics. 2006, 152, 151-152.
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