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Biology and language : a response to Everett (2005)
(Cambridge University Press, 2006)
Minimizing Government: Deletion as Cliticization
(Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2006)
The rigors of the Minimalist Program eliminate movement operations, traces, and 1980s-style conditions of government. This article emphasizes poverty-of-stimulus problems, reviews lexical government effects, and captures ...
The Ecology of Languages
(Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, 2007)
This paper discusses the life-cycle of languages: languages die, new languages are born, and languages undergo radical changes in form and structure. This paper considers three changes in the history of English: loss of ...
How Long Was the Nineteenth Century?
(Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo - PUC-SP, 2000)
This paper reviews the problems of the deterministic and predictive view of language change initiated by nineteenth century linguists and shows that such a view is still present in many analyses proposed by twentieth century ...