Language is instinct: a new paradigm in linguistics

dc.contributor.advisorRuse, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBelk, Alan
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T15:45:28Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T15:45:28Z
dc.date.copyright1998
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractIf we can identify a science, describe its paradigm, anomalies and research questions, recognize a crisis or impending crisis and a competing paradigm, then a revolution as described by Thomas Kuhn (1970) is taking place. Steven Pinker's book The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language is, according to its Preface, intended to explain the current state of knowledge about language. I examine Pinker's claims and arguments that language is instinctive using Kuhn's ideas as a framework and show that there is a shift to a new paradigm in Linguistics, together with a new set of anomalies and research questions that are engendered by the new paradigm, and thus show that a revolution is occurring.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/19940
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectLanguageen_US
dc.subjectSteven Pinkeren_US
dc.subjectThe language instict: How the mind creates languageen_US
dc.subjectInstinctiveen_US
dc.subjectLinguisticsen_US
dc.titleLanguage is instinct: a new paradigm in linguisticsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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