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  1. The shape of the human language-ready brain.Cedric Boeckx - 2014 - Frontiers in Psychology 5.
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    Linguistic Minimalism: Origins, Concepts, Methods, and Aims.Cedric Boeckx - 2006 - Oxford University Press UK.
    The Minimalist Program for linguistic theory is Noam Chomsky's boldest and most radical version of his naturalistic approach to language. Cedric Boeckz examines its foundations, explains its underlying philosophy, exemplifies its methods, and considers the significance of its empirical results. He explores the roots and antecedents of the Program and shows how its methodologies parallel those of sciences such as physics and biology. He disentangles and clarifies current debates and issues around the nature of minimalist research in linguistics and shows (...)
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    Elementary Syntactic Structures: Prospects of a Feature-Free Syntax.Cedric Boeckx - 2014 - Cambridge University Press.
    Most syntacticians, no matter their theoretical persuasion, agree that features are the most important units of analysis. Within Chomskyan generative grammar, the importance of features has grown steadily and within minimalism, it can be said that everything depends on features. They are obstacles in any interdisciplinary investigation concerning the nature of language and it is hard to imagine a syntactic description that does not explore them. For the first time, this book turns grammar upside down and proposes a new model (...)
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    Bare syntax.Cedric Boeckx - 2008 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Cedric Boeckx focuses on two core components of grammar: phrase structure and locality.
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    Globularization and Domestication.Antonio Benítez-Burraco, Constantina Theofanopoulou & Cedric Boeckx - 2018 - Topoi 37 (2):265-278.
    This paper aims to explore a potential connection between two hypotheses recently put forward in the context of language evolution. One hypothesis argues that some human-specific change in the hominin brain developmental program habilitated the neuronal workspace that enabled “cognitive modernity” to unfold, also resulting in our globularized braincase. The other argues that the cultural niche resulting from our self-domestication favored the emergence of natural languages. In this article we document numerous links between the genetic changes we have claimed may (...)
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    Universal Grammar and Biological Variation: An EvoDevo Agenda for Comparative Biolinguistics.Antonio Benítez-Burraco & Cedric Boeckx - 2014 - Biological Theory 9 (2):122-134.
    Recent advances in genetics and neurobiology have greatly increased the degree of variation that one finds in what is taken to provide the biological foundations of our species-specific linguistic capacities. In particular, this variation seems to cast doubt on the purportedly homogeneous nature of the language faculty traditionally captured by the concept of “Universal Grammar.” In this article we discuss what this new source of diversity reveals about the biological reality underlying Universal Grammar. Our discussion leads us to support (1) (...)
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    Syntax in language and music: what is the right level of comparison?Rie Asano & Cedric Boeckx - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    Language Disorders and Language Evolution: Constraints on Hypotheses.Antonio Benítez-Burraco & Cedric Boeckx - 2014 - Biological Theory 9 (3):269-274.
    It has been suggested that language disorders can serve as real windows onto language evolution. We examine this claim in this paper. We see ourselves forced to qualify three central assumptions of the the ‘disorders-as-windows’ hypothesis. After discussing the main outcome of decades of research on the linguistic ontogeny of pathological populations, we argue that language disorders should be construed as conditions for which canalization has failed to cope fully with developmental perturbations. We conclude that a robust link exists between (...)
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    Syntax, action, comparative cognitive science, and Darwinian thinking.Cedric A. Boeckx & Koji Fujita - 2014 - Frontiers in Psychology 5:93136.
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    Attention mechanisms and the mosaic evolution of speech.Pedro T. Martins & Cedric Boeckx - 2014 - Frontiers in Psychology 5.
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    Hierarchical control as a shared neurocognitive mechanism for language and music.Rie Asano, Cedric Boeckx & Uwe Seifert - 2021 - Cognition 216 (C):104847.
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    Commentary on: Labels, cognomes, and cyclic computation: an ethological perspective.Cedric Boeckx & Constantina Theofanopoulou - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
  13. Biolinguistics and the foundations of a natural science of language.Cedric Boeckx - 2013 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 32 (2):193-204.
     
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  14. Chomsky's lost dialogue.Cedric Boeckx & Angel J. Gallego - 2009 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 28 (1):191-197.
     
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    Editorial: Components of the Language-Ready Brain.Cedric Boeckx & Antonio Benítez-Burraco - 2016 - Frontiers in Psychology 7.
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    Understanding minimalist syntax: lessons from locality in long-distance dependencies.Cedric Boeckx - 2008 - Oxford: Blackwell.
    Understanding Minimalist Syntax introduces the logic of the Minimalist Program by analyzing well-known descriptive generalizations about long-distance dependencies. Proposes a new theory of how long-distance dependencies are formed, with implications for theories of locality, and the Minimalist Program as a whole Rich in empirical coverage, which will be welcomed by experts in the field, yet accessible enough for students looking for an introduction to the Minimalist Program.
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    Why musical hierarchies?Courtney B. Hilton, Rie Asano & Cedric Boeckx - 2021 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 44.
    Credible signaling may have provided a selection pressure for producing and discriminating increasingly elaborate proto-musical signals. But, why evolve them to have hierarchical structure? We argue that the hierarchality of tonality and meter is a byproduct of domain-general mechanisms evolved for reasons other than credible signaling.
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    Schizophrenia and cortical blindness: protective effects and implications for language.Evelina Leivada & Cedric Boeckx - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:110863.
    The repeatedly noted absence of case-reports of individuals with schizophrenia and congenital/early developed blindness has led several authors to argue that the latter can confer protective effects against the former. In this work, we present a number of relevant case-reports from different syndromes that show comorbidity of congenital and early blindness with schizophrenia. On the basis of these reports, we argue that a distinction between different types of blindness in terms of the origin of the visual deficit, cortical or peripheral, (...)
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  19. The descent of meaning: three partially converging views.Ana M. Suárez & Cedric Boeckx - 2011 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 30 (3):149-154.
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