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Locality and linguistic theory: The crucial role of African tone languages

1-S-5 Green Hall 1-S-5 Green Hall, Princeton

We are at a juncture when the communication practices of other species are becoming better understood, which linguists can take as an opportunity to readdress a fundamental question: what makes human language human? In this talk, I will examine one core architectural property of language, namely "locality", which restricts the possible long-distance interactions in linguistic […]

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