Forthcoming: Reflections on Biolinguistics
Biolinguistics provides a great example of the promises and the challenges of interdisciplinarity. As a field, it has its roots in the cognitive revolution and in particular in the early work of Lenneberg and Chomsky, which focused on "language" as part of our biological endownment. But this book argues that biolinguistics can and should be much more than just pointing towards biology. The past decades have seen methodological innovations and interdisciplinary rapprochements that make it possible to be more concrete about the "bio" part. Drawing on a wide range of cross-disciplinary work, Cedric Boeckx argues there has never been a better time to do biolinguistics.