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Profile: Barbara Scholz (University of Edinburgh)
  1. Geoffrey K. Pullum & Barbara C. Scholz (2009). For Universals (but Not Finite-State Learning) Visit the Zoo. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (5):466-467.
    Evans & Levinson's (E&L's) major point is that human languages are intriguingly diverse rather than (like animal communication systems) uniform within the species. This does not establish a about language universals, or advance the ill-framed pseudo-debate over universal grammar. The target article does, however, repeat a troublesome myth about Fitch and Hauser's (2004) work on pattern learning in cotton-top tamarins.
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  2. Barbara C. Scholz (2007). Systematicity and Natural Language Syntax. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 7 (3):375-402.
    A lengthy debate in the philosophy of the cognitive sciences has turned on whether the phenomenon known as ‘systematicity’ of language and thought shows that connectionist explanatory aspirations are misguided. We investigate the issue of just which phenomenon ‘systematicity’ is supposed to be. The much-rehearsed examples always suggest that being systematic has something to do with ways in which some parts of expressions in natural languages (and, more conjecturally, some parts of thoughts) can be substituted for others without altering well-formedness. (...)
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  3. Barbara C. Scholz & Geoffrey K. Pullum (2006). Irrational Nativist Exuberance. In Robert J. Stainton (ed.), Contemporary Debates in Cognitive Science. Malden MA: Blackwell Publishing. 59--80.
  4. Nameera Akhtar, Maureen Callanan, Geoffrey K. Pullum & Barbara C. Scholz (2004). Learning Antecedents for Anaphoric One. Cognition 93 (2):141-145.
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  5. Jun Yamada, Min Wang, Keiko Koda, Charles A. Perfetti, Michael Tomasello, Nameera Akhtar, Maureen Callanan, Geoffrey K. Pullum, Barbara C. Scholz & Terry Regier (2004). An L1-Script-Transfer-Effect Fallacy. Discussion. Authors' Replies. Cognition 93 (2):127-165.
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  6. Barbara C. Scholz, Francis Jeffry Pelletier & Geoffrey K. Pullum (2000). Philosophy and Linguistics. Dialogue 39 (3):605-607.
    Philosophy of linguistics is the philosophy of science as applied to linguistics. This differentiates it sharply from the philosophy of language, traditionally concerned with matters of meaning and reference.
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  7. Barbara C. Scholz (1994). Rescuing the Institutional Theory of Art: Implicit Definitions and Folk Aesthetics. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 52 (3):309-325.
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  8. Barbara C. Scholz (1993). Gender Basics. Teaching Philosophy 16 (4):360-363.