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L'origine del linguaggio può attendere
Journal Title: PARADIGMI 
Author/s: Francesco Ferretti 
Year:  2009 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 163-172 FullText PDF:  70 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PARA2009-001012
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Waiting for the Language Origin - Starting from a discussion of Sylvain Auroux’s new book (L’origine des langues... 2007), the paper develops a critique of the anti-naturalistic approach to the study of language. The rejection of the quest for language origin as a theory unsusceptible to scientific empirical treatment is an aspect of the idealistic consequences of anti-naturalist positions. A survey is presented of recent literature on the subject. In our opinion, evolutionary theories, revisited from a cognitive perspective, have radically changed the terms of the debate and made naturalism a viable alternative. Keywords: Evolutionism, FOXP2, Innateness, Linguistic variation, Nature-nurture debate, Origin of language.

Francesco Ferretti, in "PARADIGMI" 1/2009, pp. 163-172, DOI:10.3280/PARA2009-001012


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