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Thomas A. Wasow
Stanford University (Stanford, CA 94305-2004)

The Relevance of Relational Grammar to the Innateness Hypothesis

To examine whether the innate cognitive endowment of humans includes specifically linguistic mechanisms. P.I. argues that grammatical relations play a role in linguistic structure not predictable from their general cognitive function. Project will ultimately give some insight into the organization of human mental structures and the role of linguistics in revealing this organization.

Project fields:

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1975 – 9/30/1975