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  1. Natural Language and Natural Selection.Steven Pinker & Paul Bloom - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):707-27.
    Many people have argued that the evolution of the human language faculty cannot be explained by Darwinian natural selection. Chomsky and Gould have suggested that language may have evolved as the by-product of selection for other abilities or as a consequence of as-yet unknown laws of growth and form. Others have argued that a biological specialization for grammar is incompatible with every tenet of Darwinian theory – that it shows no genetic variation, could not exist in any intermediate forms, confers (...)
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  • Issues in the Evolution of the Human Language Faculty.Steven Pinker & Paul Bloom - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):765-784.
  • Anatomizing the Rhinoceros.Elliott Sober - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):764-765.
  • In Defense of Exaptation.Wendy Wilkins & Jennie Dumford - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):763-764.
  • Why Chimps Matter to Language Origin.Ib Ulbaek - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):762-763.
  • Toward an Adaptationist Psycholinguistics.John Tooby & Leda Cosmides - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):760-762.
  • Grammar Yes, Generative Grammar No.Michael Tomasello - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):759-760.
  • The View of Language.Michael Studdert-Kennedy - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):758-759.
  • The Evolution of the Language Faculty: A Paradox and its Solution.Dan Sperber - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):756-758.
  • Arbitrariness No Argument Against Adaption.Mark Ridley - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):756-756.
  • On the Coevolution of Language and Social Competence.David Premack - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):754-756.
  • An Ideological Battle Over Modals and Quantifiers.Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):752-754.
  • Complexity and Adaptation.David Pesetsky & Ned Block - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):750-752.
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  • The Emergence of Homo Loquens and the Laws of Physics.Carlos P. Otero - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):747-750.
  • The Genome Might as Well Store the Entire Language in the Environment.Anat Ninio - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):746-747.
  • Natural Selection and the Autonomy of Syntax.Frederick J. Newmeyer - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):745-746.
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  • Middle Position on Language, Cognition, and Evolution.Michael Maratsos - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):744-745.
  • Causal Stories.David Magnus - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):744-744.
  • Adaptive Complexity in Sound Patterns.Björn Lindblom - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):743-744.
  • Language Evolved – So What's New?John Limber - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):742-743.
  • Not Invented Here.Philip Lieberman - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):741-742.
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  • How Much Did the Brain Have to Change for Speech?R. C. Lewontin - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):740-741.
  • Lessons From the Study of Speech Perception.Keith R. Kluender - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):739-740.
  • Five Exaptations in Speech: Reducing the Arbitrariness of the Constraints on Language.John Kingston - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):738-739.
  • What Would a Theory of Language Evolution Have to Look Like?Ray Jackendoff - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):737-738.
  • Beyond the Roadblock in Linguistic Evolution Studies.James R. Hurford - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):736-737.
  • Selecting Grammars.Norbert Hornstein - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):735-736.
  • A Rube Goldberg Machine Par Excellence.Myrna Gopnik - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):734-735.
  • Natural Selection or Shareability?Jennifer J. Freyd - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):732-734.
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  • Seeing Language Evolution in the Eye: Adaptive Complexity or Visual Illusion?Lyn Frazier - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):731-732.
  • What Good is Five Percent of a Language Competence?A. Charles Catania - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):729-731.
  • Linguistic Function and Linguistic Evolution.George A. Broadwell - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):728-729.
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  • Welcome to Functionalism.Elizabeth Bates & Brian MacWhinney - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):727-728.
  • Matching Parameters to Simple Triggers.David Lightfoot - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):364-375.
  • Linguistic Variation and Learnability.Edwin Williams - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):363-364.
  • Why Degree-0?Wendy Wilkins - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):362-363.
  • Why Degree-0?Thomas Wasow - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):361-362.
  • Observing Obsolescence.Nigel Vincent - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):360-361.
  • What's a Trigger?Edward P. Stabler - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):358-360.
  • Data on Language Input: Incomprehensible Omission Indeed!Catherine E. Snow & Michael Tomasello - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):357-358.
  • Language Acquisition: Dubious Assumptions and a Specious Explanatory Principle.I. M. Schlesinger - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):355-356.
  • On the Format for Parameters.Luigi Rizzi - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):355-356.
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  • Two Perspectives on Learnability.William O'Grady - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):354-355.
  • On One as an Anaphor.Stephen Neale - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):353-354.
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  • Learnability Considerations and the Nature of Trigger Experiences in Language Acquisition.James L. Morgan - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):352-353.
  • INFL', Spec, and Other Fabulous Beasts.James D. McCawley - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):350-352.
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  • The True Nature of the Linguistic Trigger.Marjorie Perlman Lorch - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):350-350.
  • The Nature of Triggering Data.Howard Lasnik - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):349-350.
  • Language Learning and Language Change.Anthony Kroch - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):348-349.
  • Does Universal Grammar Exist?Jan Koster - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):347-348.