Ian Roberts is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, having previously held posts in Geneva, Bangor, and Stuttgart. He was president of Generative Linguistics of the Old World (GLOW) in 1993-2001, and of the Societas Linguistica Europaea in 2012-13. He is currently Principle Investigator on the European Research Council Advanced Grant 'Rethinking Comparative Syntax'. He has published six monographs and two textbooks, including Diachronic Syntax (OUP, 2007), and has edited several collections of articles.
List of Figures and Tables List of Abbreviations The Contributors 1. Introduction, Ian Roberts PART I: Philosophical Background 2. Universal Grammar and Philosophy of Mind, Wolfram Hinzen 3. Universal Grammar and Philosophy of Language, Peter Ludlow 4. On the History of Universal Grammar, John McGilvray PART II: Linguistic Theory 5. The Concept of Explanatory Adequacy, Luigi Rizzi 6. Third-factor Explanations and Universal Grammar, Terje Lohndal and Juan Uriagereka 7. Formal and Functional Explanation, Frederick J. Newmeyer 8. Phonology in Universal Grammar, Brett Miller, Neil Myler, and Bert Vaux 9. Semantics in Universal Grammar, George Tsoulas PART III: Language Acquisition 10. The Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus, Howard Lasnik and Jeffrey L. Lidz 11. Learnability, Janet Dean Fodor and William G. Sakas 12. First Language Acquisition, Maria Teresa Guasti 13. The Role of Universal Grammar in Non-native Language Acquisition, Bonnie D. Schwartz and Rex A. Sprouse PART IV: Comparative Syntax 14. Principles and Parameters of Universal Grammar, C.-T. James Huang and Ian Roberts 15. Linguistic Typology, Anders Holmberg 16. Parameter Theory and Parametric Comparison, Cristina Guardiano and Giuseppe Longobardi PART V: Wider Issues 17. A Null Theory of Creole Formation Based on Universal Grammar, Enoch O. Aboh and Michel DeGraff 18. Language Change, Eric Fuss 19. Language Pathology, Ianthi Tsimpli, Maria Kambanaros, and Kleanthes K. Grohmann 20. The Syntax of Sign Language and Universal Grammar, Carlo Cecchetto 21. Looking for UG in Animals: A Case Study in Phonology, Bridget D. Samuels, Marc D. Hauser, and Cedric Boeckx References Index of Authors Index of Subjects