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    Adult language acquisition and Universal Grammar.Robert Freidin - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (4):725-726.
    The current conception of the relation between UG and the grammar of a language rules out the no-access hypothesis, but does not distinguish between the full-access and partial-access hypotheses. The former raises the issue of why language acquisition in child and adult should be so different. The evidence presented in Epstein et al.'s target article seems inconclusive regarding a choice between hypotheses.
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    A note on methodology in linguistics.Robert Freidin - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (5):454-455.
    Evans & Levinson's (E&L's) critique of Universal Grammar fails because their methodology is flawed, as illustrated in their discussion of the Subjacency Condition. The lack of explicit analysis leads the authors to a false conclusion that is refuted by work published in this journal twenty years ago. They miss the point that unanalyzed data cannot disprove grammatical hypotheses.
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    Grammar and consciousness.Robert Freidin - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):605-606.
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    Imaginary mistakes versus real problems in generative grammar.Robert Freidin - 2003 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (6):677-678.
    Jackendoff claims that current theories of generative grammar commit a “scientific mistake” by assuming that syntax is the sole source of linguistic organization (“syntactocentrism”). The claim is false, and furthermore, Jackendoff's solution to the alleged problem, the parallel architecture, creates a real problem that exists in no other theory of generative grammar.
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    Linguistic theory and language acquisition: A note on structure-dependence.Robert Freidin - 1991 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14 (4):618-619.
  6. On the vacuity of empty nodes.Robert Freidin - 1976 - Foundations of Language 14 (3):369-375.
     
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    Syntax: critical concepts in linguistics.Robert Freidin & Howard Lasnik (eds.) - 2006 - New York: Routledge.
    This collection covers the fundamental concepts and analytic tools of generative transformational syntax of the last half century, from Chomsky's Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew (1951) to the present day. It makes available, in one place, key published material on important areas such as phrase structure, transformations, and conditions on rules and representations. Presenting articles by leading contributors to the field such as Baltin, Bokovic, Bresnan, Chomsky, Cinque, Emonds, Freidin, Hale, Higginbotham, Huang, Kayne, Lasnik, McCawley, Pollock, Postal, Reinhart, Rizzi, Ross, Stowell, (...)
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