Induction, evolution and accountability.

Harnad, Stevan (1976). « Induction, evolution and accountability. », dans Origins and Evolution of Language and Speech., sous la dir. de Harnad, S.; Steklis, H. D. et Lancaster, J. B.. New York, New York Academy of Sciences, coll. «Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences », no 280, pp. 58-60.

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HARNAD: Let me just ask a question which everyone else who has been faithfully attending these sessions is surely burning to ask: If some rules you have described constitute universal constraints on all languages, yet they are not learned, nor are they somehow logically necessary a priori, how did language get that way? CHOMSKY: Well, it seems to me that would be like asking the question how does the heart get that way? I mean we don't learn to have a heart, we don't learn to have arms rather than wings. What is interesting to me is that the question should be asked. It seems to be a natural question, everyone asks it. And we should ask, why people ask it.

Type: Chapitre de livre
Mots-clés ou Sujets: evolution, explication, grammaire universelle, Chomsky, aprentissage, catégories, sousdétermination, nativisme
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des sciences humaines > Département de psychologie
Instituts > Institut des sciences cognitives (ISC)
Déposé par: Stevan Harnad
Date de dépôt: 25 sept. 2007
Dernière modification: 20 avr. 2009 14:27
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