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Against Protolanguage  (2012)

Authors:
TOMASELLI A.; BIDESE E.; PADOVAN A.
Title:
Against Protolanguage
Year:
2012
Type of item:
Contributo in atti di convegno
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in Atti di convegno
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Congresso:
EVOLANG IX
Place:
KYOTO
Period:
13-16 marzo 2012
ISBN:
9784990634001
Page numbers:
34-36
Keyword:
Protolanguage; Merge; Language Evolution
Short description of contents:
Since Hauser-Chomsky-Fitch (2002) the operation Merge has been taken to be the discriminating boundary between language and non-language. In our talk, we propose some reflections on the simplest stage of this syntactic mechanism, namely the so-called Head-head Merge (Primary Merge in Rizzi’s 2010 Complexity Scale), showing that silent functional categories must be necessarily assumed in order to explain the realization of the most basic hierarchical structure. In this perspective the notion of “protolanguage” turns out to be as contradictory as the notion of “protogrammar”.
Web page:
http:// ìkyoto.evolang.org/
Product ID:
66858
Handle IRIS:
11562/394735
Deposited On:
April 2, 2012
Last Modified:
May 22, 2017
Bibliographic citation:
TOMASELLI A.; BIDESE E.; PADOVAN A., Against Protolanguage  in Five approaches to Language EvolutionProceedings of "EVOLANG IX" , KYOTO , 13-16 marzo 2012 , 2012pp. 34-36

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