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ERIC Number: ED102824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Acquisition-Significant and Transmission-Significant Universals. Working Papers on Language Universals, No. 5.
Distinction is made between nonsignificant (i.e. definitional or accidental) and significant universals. Two approaches to discovering the significance of universals are characterized and evaluated: the process-state approach, which aims at "transmission-significant" universals, and the transformationalist approach, which seeks for "acquisition-significant" universals. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Committee on Linguistics.