Derek Bickerton

Books by this Author

Reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the Human Brain
By William H. Calvin, Derek Bickerton
A machine for language? Certainly, say the neurophysiologists, busy studying the language specializations of the human brain and trying to identify their evolutionary antecedents. Linguists such as Noam Chomsky talk about machinelike "modules" in the brain for syntax, arguing that language is more an instinct (a complex behavior triggered by simple environmental stimuli) than an...