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-===== Topics ​=====+====== What Psycholinguistic Idea is Ready for Retirement? ======
  
-  * [[Animal Language]] +The 2014 question posed by [[http://​edge.org|edge.org]] to eminent thinkers was [[http://​edge.org/​annual-question/​what-scientific-idea-is-ready-for-retirement|"​what scientific idea is ready for retirement?"​]]
-  * [[Language Disorders]] +
-  * [[Language Development]]+
  
-===== What Psycholinguistic Idea is Ready for Retirement? =====+In Psych 457 this term, we will consider what ideas about language, the psychology of its use,  or attitudes about language might fit this definition:
  
-The 2014 question posed by [[http://​edge.org|edge.org]] to eminent thinkers was [[http://​edge.org/​annual-question/​what-scientific-idea-is-ready-for-retirement|"​what scientific idea is ready for retirement?"​]]+  * [[Animal Language|Human Language is Unique in the Animal Kingdom]] 
 +  * [[Language Disorders]]  
 +  * [[Language Development]]
  
-In Psych 457 this term, we will consider what ideas about language or the psychology of our use or attitudes about language might fit this definition+===== Background =====
  
-We'll begin by reading several responses to the question by psychologists and linguists:+We began by reading several responses to the question by psychologists and linguists:
  
   * [[http://​edge.org/​response-detail/​25539|Universal Grammar]], Benjamin K. Bergen   * [[http://​edge.org/​response-detail/​25539|Universal Grammar]], Benjamin K. Bergen
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   * [[http://​edge.org/​response-detail/​25496|Animal Mindlessness]],​ Kate Jeffery   * [[http://​edge.org/​response-detail/​25496|Animal Mindlessness]],​ Kate Jeffery
     * closely related to [[http://​edge.org/​response-detail/​25434|Human Evolutionary Exceptionalism]],​ Michael McCullough     * closely related to [[http://​edge.org/​response-detail/​25434|Human Evolutionary Exceptionalism]],​ Michael McCullough
- +  *  ​[[http://​edge.org/​response-detail/​25347|Jared Diamond'​s ​also questioned ​the question]]. 
-Any of these would form a good basis for a project, but the essay is merely a jumping off point for where we might take the idea. +  * Another idea ripe for retirement: [[http://​daily.jstor.org/​grammar-rule-is-probably-fake/​|Dear Pedants: Your fave grammar rule is probably fake]]
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-You might also want to take a look at [[http://​edge.org/​response-detail/​25347|Jared Diamond'​s ​response questioning ​the question]]. +
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-We might come up with other ideas not discussed in the essays, and we can list/​discuss them here; for example, this might also inspire a good project: +
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-  * [[http://​daily.jstor.org/​grammar-rule-is-probably-fake/​|Dear Pedants: Your fave grammar rule is probably fake]]+