I'm headed up to Scotland tomorrow morning, where I'll be spending Christmas with my mum and brother, hopefully with some snow. I'm taking the following reading with me:
- Elman, J. L. (1999). Origins of language: A conspiracy theory. In MacWhinney, B. (ed.), The Emergency of Language. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Hauser, M. D., Chomsky, N. & Fitch, W. T. (2002). The Faculty of Language: What Is It, Who Has It, and How Did It Evolve? Science 298.
- Marcus, G. F. (1998). Rethinking Eliminative Connectionism. Cognitive Psychology, 37. 243-282.
- Phillips, C. (1996). Merge Right: An Approach to Constituency Conflicts. In B. Agbayani & S.-W. Tang (eds.), Proceedings of WCCFL XV. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Pinker, S. & Jackendoff, R. (in press). The Faculty of Language: What's Special about it?. Cognition.
Exciting stuff, eh?