Robert Berwick and Noam Chomsky Release Book, "Why Only Us: Language and Evolution"

January 20, 2016

Released in hardcover in December 2015 and as an ebook in January 2016, LIDS Prof. Robert Berwick and MIT linguistics professor Noam Chomsky present, Why Only Us: Language and Evolution. The book explores the remarkable, species-specific ability to acquire any human language—“the language faculty”. Berwick and Chomsky discuss the biolinguistic perspective on language, which views language as a particular object of the biological world; and the computational efficiency of language as a system of thought and understanding.

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