biolinguistics


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biolinguistics

the study of the relations between physiology and speech. — biolinguist, n.
See also: Linguistics
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Biolinguistics, the Minimalist Program, and psycholinguistic reality.
R., The Minimalist program : the nature and plausibility of Chomsky's biolinguistics, Nueva York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
In my 2008 paper we asserted that, adapting Kripke, syntax is intrinsic to the biology if not the physics and thus an area like biolinguistics or better Bionoetics should emerge.
(2007), "Of Minds and Language," Biolinguistics 1: 9-27.
For biolinguistics the logical-conceptual system interfaces with the sensory-motor system, arguably in an asymmetrical relation.
More specifically, contributions discuss Harrison's thinking in connection with Dickens, Wittgenstein, and Donne, and on themes including the English novel, antisemitism, the limits of biolinguistics, and language and fiction.
Key topics addressed include the ways in which Chomsky distinguishes between his own "rationalist" scientific approach to the sciences of language and mind versus the "empiricist" approach (which neither McGilvray nor Chomsky believe deserves the appellation), the growth of biolinguistics and Chomsky's role in its development, the importance of biolinguistics for understanding Chomsky's attempts to construct a science of human nature, how these issues are incorporated into Chomsky's "Enlightenment project" of coming to understand humans as natural objects with language and an innate moral sense, and the ways in which this project is connected to his political interventions.
(eds.): Handbook of Biolinguistics. New York: Cambridge University Press.
To better examine why this is so, Fitch (Chapter 1) says we need to develop a better science of biolinguistics. This relatively new field of study examines the integration of three areas of research: understanding how the brain works (i.e., how the brain generates a "mind"), determining how the genes control the organization of the brain, and developing a good theory of how we determine the meaning of words (semantics).
Full interpretation of optimal labelling Biolinguistics 3: 213-254.