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Categoría: Theoretical grounds

Becker, Blythe, Bybee, Christiansen & Croft 2009, Language is a Complex Adaptive System: Position Paper

Language has a fundamentally social function. Processes of human interaction along with domain-general cognitive processes shape the structure and knowledge of language. Recent research in the cognitive sciences has demonstrated that patterns of use strongly affect how language is acquired, is used, and changes. These processes are not independent of.

Theoretical grounds

We do not take the structuralist position that each language represents a tidy system in which units are defined by the oppositions they enter into and the object of study is the internal system the units are supposed to create. (Bybee & Perkins & Pagliuca 1994) A legacy of the.