La facultad humana del lenguaje. Un objeto biológico, una ventana hacia la mente y un puente entre disciplinas

Translated title of the contribution: The Faculty of Language. A biological object, a window into the mind, and a bridge across disciplines

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Abstract

This paper provides a general summary of some of the current issues in the field of Generative Grammar, the study of the human Faculty of Language. We review some key ideas this approach to language has put forward and pursued, focusing on the basic properties of language and its interactions with other systems. We also point at some of the possibilities that a biological approach to language offers to build bridges between Linguistics and other scientific disciplines. Throughout the paper we take into consideration the advantages that incorporating some of these ideas would have in Secondary Education, –not only for the potentially intrinsic value of linguistic knowledge, but also for the impact of this approach on more general skills like observing, describing and comparing data, reasoning, providing arguments and counterarguments, formulating generalizations, analyzing, summarizing or inferring. Keywords: Faculty of language; scientific approach; grammar; language teaching; syntax.
Translated title of the contributionThe Faculty of Language. A biological object, a window into the mind, and a bridge across disciplines
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)7-34
Number of pages28
JournalRevista Española de Lingüística
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2020

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