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  1. Explanation in Linguistics. The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition.Norbert Hornstein & David Lightfoot - 1985 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 47 (2):338-338.
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    The Child's Trigger Experience: Degree-0 Learnability.David Lightfoot - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):321-334.
    According to a “selective” model of human language capacity, people come to know more than they experience. The discrepancy between experience and eventual capacity is bridged by genetically provided information. Hence any hypothesis about the linguistic genotype has consequences for what experience is needed and what form people's mature capacities will take. This BBS target article discusses the “trigger experience,” that is, the experience that actually affects a child's linguistic development. It is argued that this must be a subset of (...)
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  3. The Language Lottery: Toward a Biology of Grammars.David Lightfoot & Pere Julia - 1984 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (4):408-411.
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    Promises, Promises: General Learning Algorithms.David W. Lightfoot - 1998 - Mind and Language 13 (4):582–587.
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    The Relative Richness of Triggers and the Bioprogram.David W. Lightfoot - 1984 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (2):198.
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    The View From Building 20: Essays in Linguistics in Honor of Sylvain Bromberger.David W. Lightfoot - 1995 - Mind and Language 10 (3):305-312.
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    Intact Grammars but Intermittent Access.Susan Edwards & David Lightfoot - 2000 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (1):31-32.
    Grodzinsky examines Broca's aphasia in terms of some specific grammatical deficits. However, his grammatical models offer no way to characterize the distinctions he observes. Rather than grammatical deficits, his patients seem to have intact grammars but defective modules of parsing and production.
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    Atomic Lexical Entries.David Lightfoot - 1999 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (6):1029-1030.
    Not only do grammars have the dual structure that Clahsen discusses but the lexicon contains atomic, unanalyzed items, which would be still more mysterious for single-mechanism models. Forms of be in modern English are listed atomically and this is not a simple function of their morphological richness or of the fact that they move.
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  9. Modeling Language Development.David Lightfoot - 1990 - In William G. Lycan (ed.), Mind and Cognition: A Reader. Blackwell. pp. 627--646.
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    Matching Parameters to Simple Triggers.David Lightfoot - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):364-375.
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    Simple Triggers and Creoles.David Lightfoot - 1991 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14 (2):366-368.
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    Verbs and Diachronic Syntax: A Comparative History of English and French (Review).David Lightfoot - 1994 - In Stephen Everson (ed.), Language. Cambridge University Press. pp. 70--3.
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