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The Primacy of Grammar$
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Nirmalangshu Mukherji

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014052

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014052.001.0001

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A Joint of Nature

A Joint of Nature

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The Primacy of Grammar
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Nirmalangshu Mukherji

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DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014052.003.0007

This chapter discusses CHL, which consists of Merge and the principles of efficient computation. It discusses how Merge operates only in linguistic information, the relationship of Merge to music and the faculty of music, and the principles of efficient computation (PCE) as the “laws of nature” according to Chomsky. It also discusses Universal Grammar that specifies the initial state of the language faculty. Aside from parametric variations in the morphological system, Chomsky believes that human language consists of a single lexicon. Chomsky also presents two competing perspective in biology: the “standard view” and the “alternative view”. The chapter also discusses the scope of computationalism and the possible restrictions on the domains in which the economy principles of language apply.

Keywords:   Merge, linguistic information, faculty of music, laws of nature, principles of efficient computation, scope of computationalism

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