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Q1: What are the two curre nt pe rspe ctiv e s on ge ne rativ e grammar? (1 se nte nce )
The two c urrent pers pec tives are trans form ational and c ons traint-bas ed.
Q2: Name one topic that is de bate d be twe e n the se two v ie ws? (1 se nte nce )
Trans form ational and c ons traint-bas ed gram m arians debate whether c laim about gram m ar have
neurops yc hologic al relevanc e.
Q3: What are the thre e source s of e v ide nce (prov ide d by the re ading) for Univ e rsal Grammar? (3
bulle t points)
1. Cros s linguis tic res earc h of linguis tic univers als
2. Res earc h on language ac quis ition and learnability
3. Res earc h on the m odularity of language
Q4: Se le ct one source of e v ide nce for UG and e xplain how this e v ide nce informs our
unde rstanding of UG. (1-2 se nte nce s)
Cros s linguis tic inves tigations identify (and if s o, explain why) a property of a language is als o found in
other unrelated languages .
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2014 for the course COGS 101c taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.
- Spring '08