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How New Languages Emerge

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ISBN-10: 0521676290

ISBN-13: 9780521676298

Edition: 2006

Authors: David Lightfoot

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David Lightfoot explains how languages come into being, arguing that children are the driving force. He explores how new systems arise, how they are acquired by children, and how adults and children play different complementary roles in language change.
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Internal languages and the outside world
Traditional language change
Some properties of language organs
Languages emerging in children
New E-languages cuing new I-languages
Use and variation of grammars
The eruption of new grammars
A new historical linguistics