Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African LanguagesMichigan State University
Department of Computer Science and EngineeringMichigan State University
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Hale, J. JoLLI (2007) 16: 217. doi:10.1007/s10849-006-9027-9
This is a good book. Its main message is that a particular approach to natural language called type-logical grammar can, in-principle, be equipped with a learning theory. In this review, I first identify what type-logical grammar is, then outline what the learning theory is. Then I try to articulate why this message is important for the logical, linguistic and information-theoretic parts of cognitive science. Overall, I think the book’s main message is significant enough to warrant patience with its scientific limitations.