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Morten Christiansen: “Creating Language: Integrating Evolution, Acquisition and Processing”

 Morten Christiansen


Department of Psychology
Cornell University

Is language innate? How did we get language? While researchers continue to debate, a new book offers a revolutionary, unifying framework for understanding the processing, acquisition and evolution of language. The book, “Creating Language: Integrating Evolution, Acquisition, and Processing” by Cornell Professor of Psychology Morten H. Christiansen and Nick Chater (University of Warwick, UK), integrates recent findings across numerous disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, computer science, anthropology, cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience.