Language as shaped by the brain as shaped by development: Commentary on Christiansen and Chater

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Though we agree with their argument that language is shaped by domain-general learning processes, Christiansen & Chater (C&C) neglect to detail how the development of these processes shapes language change. We discuss a number of examples that show how developmental processes at multiple levels and timescales are critical to understanding the origin of domain-general mechanisms that shape language evolution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535- 536
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

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