The Oddest Thing in the Universe

 

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Life, The Universe, and A Small, Yellow Leechlike Fish


— SOURCES —

UG OVERVIEWS

  • Chomsky’s Perspective: Three Factors in Language Design, Noam Chomsky – http://bit.ly/2mV2TEg
  • Outside Perspective: What’s universal grammar? Evidence rebuts Chomsky’s theory of language learning – http://bit.ly/2mS3QNB

On language and conflict:

  • Culture or Contiguity: Ethnic Conflict, the Similarity of States, and the Onset of War, 1820-1989, Errol A. Henderson – http://bit.ly/2OubsCD

ARTICLES

PAPERS

  • First steps toward a usage-based theory of language acquisition,  Michael Tomasello – http://bit.ly/2OtUm7O
  • The Faculty of Language: What Is It, Who Has It, and How Did It Evolve? – Marc D. Hauser, Noam Chomsky and W. Tecumseh Fitch – http://bit.ly/2OsV3OM
  • Universal Grammar and Semiotic Constraints, Terrence W. Deacon – http://bit.ly/2OsV7Ow
  • Language as an Adaptation to the Cognitive Niche, Steven Pinker – http://bit.ly/2mSm69F
  • Universal Grammar: Wittgenstein Versus Chomsky, Danièle Moyal-Sharrock – http://bit.ly/2mPrQ3Q

BOOKS

  • Chomsky’s Universal Grammar – An Introduction, 3rd Edition, Vivian J Cook and Mark Newson – http://bit.ly/2OudPFx
  • The Origins of Human Communication, Michael Tomasello – http://bit.ly/2mTCWVs
  • Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory, Cary Wolfe – http://bit.ly/2mUFz9H
  • Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction, John C Maher – http://bit.ly/2Ov7zx5
  • Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein – http://bit.ly/2OsYWTS

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Thanks to the shows current patrons and supporters! Without you the show would not be possible. Special thanks to: Oscar Acton, Kathy Ahfid, Harry Brisson, Jack Britton, Keith Broni, Hans Buetow, Johnny C, Philip Campbell, Andrew Carlos, Jana Deppe, Cassandra Durnford, Katherine E. Cunningham, Talia F E, Scott Fassett, Antoine Flamant, J Gingold, Nick Goertzen, Camilla Greer, Andrew Groot, Richard Hanson, Ethan Hermer, Dale Jakes, Blake Kidd, Anthony Kirkpatrick, Tod Kurt, Andrew MacLarty, J.S. Majer, Joseph maslov, Christopher McKitterick, Mahlen Morris, Dylan Neal, Adam Neely, Rachaul Paul, Royce Rackham, Clarissa Redwine, Susan Rugnetta, Mischa Stanton, Kaya Sybel, Bernhard Werner, Chelsea Whyte, Tim, Benjamin, and Elliott

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