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.


Author: George Melville Bolling
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0-521-83026-5: 168pp Evolutionary Phonology The Emergence of Sound
Patterns Juliette Blevins $95 00: Hardback: 0-521-80428-0 386pp Weeds in the
Garden of Words Further Observations on the Tangled History of the English
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Anthropological Linguistics

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Memoir 13. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics.
Wojciechowski, Franz 1992 Ethnohistory of the Paugussett Tribes: An Exercise in
Research Methodology. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: De Kiva. Selfish Sounds
and Linguistic Evolution: A Darwinian Approach to Language Change.
NlKOLAUS RlTT. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pp. xi + 329.
$95.00 (hardcover). Reviewed by Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy, University of
Canterbury, Christchurch, ...

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
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Language In Flux

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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.

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.
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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
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American Book Publishing Record

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400 LANGUAGE 401 Philosophy & Theory HELLER-ROAZEN, Daniel. 401
Echolalias: on the forgetting of language / Daniel Hcller-Roazen. New York: Zone
Books, 2004. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. [P40.5.
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Language attrition. 2. Language and languages. I. Tale. RTTT, Nikolaus, 1960-
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