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  • 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



  • 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


  • 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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