Publications in inverse chronology

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Edgar avait raison

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Commentary on limitations of AI for language

Sunday, December 10, 2023
Behavioral and Brain Sciences December 2023

To be published in Rivista di Grammatica Generativa, special issue for Andrea Moro's 60th birthday

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Edgar (Morin) avait raison (in French) in press

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The language(s) of sailing in R. Casati (Ed) The Sailing Mind.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Minds with meanings (pace Fodor and Pylyshyn)

Thursday, October 1, 2020

MPP on Piaget, Chomsky, Fodor and the Baldwin Effcet

Friday, February 1, 2019
Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2019). Reflections on Piaget Chomsky, Fodor, Epigenetics and the Baldwin Effect. Paradigmi, XXXVII (1), 23-52.

Medeiros and MPP The golden phrase

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Medeiros, D., & Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2018). The Golden Phrase: Steps to the Physics of Language. In A. Gallego & R. Martin (Eds.), Language, Syntax, and the Natural Sciences (pp. 333-350). Cambridge, UK and New York: Cambridge University Press.

Karimi, S., & Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2018). Introduction to the special issue on parameters. Linguistic Analysis, 41(3-4), 141

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Fodor's concepts

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2018). Fodor and the innateness of all (basic) concepts (Chapter 6). In R. G. de Almeida & L. R. Gleitman (Eds.), Concepts, Modules, and Language: Cognitive Science at its Core (pp. 211-237). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2017). Normal language in abnormal brains. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 81 (October), 188-19

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

MPP and Vitiello Quantum field theory and Minimalsm

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Piattelli-Palmarini, M., & Vitiello, G. (2017). Quantum field theory and the linguistic Minimalist Program: a remarkable isomorphism. Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 880 (2017) 012016 doi :10.1088/1742-6596/880/1/012016, IOP Conference Series: 8th International Workshop DICE2016: Spacetime - Matter - Quantum Mechanics(880), 1-16. doi:doi :10.1088/1742-6596/880/1/012016  

MPP On normal language in abnormal brains

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2017). Normal language in abnormal brains. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 81 (October), 188-193. doi: doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.02.008

Le intelligenti autocritiche di Darwin

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2017). Le intelligenti autocritiche di Darwin. Rivista di Filosofia (special issue).

MPP On Lenneberg 50 years later

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2017). From Zero to Fifty: Considerations on Eric Lenneberg’s Biological Foundations of Language and Updates. Biolinguistics, 11(Special issue), 423-444.

MPP and Vitiello Third factors in language design

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Piattelli-Palmarini, M., & Vitiello, G. (2017). Third factors in language design:  some suggestions from Quantum Field Theory. In J. McGilvray (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky, 2nd Edition (pp. 134-152). Cambridge, UK and New York: Cambridge University Press.

MPP and Vitiello Linguistics and its underlying dynamics

Sunday, February 1, 2015
Piattelli-Palmarini, M., & Vitiello, G. (2015). Linguistics and Some Aspects of Its Underlying Dynamics. Biolinguistics, 9, 96–115.

MPP & Vitiello, G. Linguistics and Some Aspects of its dynamics

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Piattelli-Palmarini, M., & Vitiello, G. (2015). Linguistics and Some Aspects of Its Underlying Dynamics. Biolinguistics, 9, 96–115.

Piattelli-Palmarini and Vitiello Linguistics and underlying dynamics

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Piattelli-Palmarini, M., & Vitiello, G. (2015). Linguistics and some aspects of its underlying dynamics. arXiv.org > cs > arXiv:1506.08663 arXiv:1506.08663v1 [cs.CL], Cornell University Library. Retrieved from

Language Down The Garden Path: The Cognitive And Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures.

Friday, February 1, 2013
M. Piattelli Palmarini. (2013). On abstraction and language universals. In M. Sanz, Laka, I. & Tanenhaus, M. (Eds.), Language Down The Garden Path: The Cognitive And Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press.

Berwick, Chomsky and MPP Why recent challenges fail

Friday, February 1, 2013
Berwick, R. C., Chomsky, N., & Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2013). Poverty of the Stimulus Stands: Why Recent Challenges Fail. In M. Piattelli-Palmarini & R. C. Berwick (Eds.), Rich Languages from Poor Inputs (pp. 19-42). Oxford, UK: : Oxford University Press.

The Cambridge Handbook of Biolinguistics

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
M. Piattelli-Palmarini. (2013). Biolinguistics yesterday, today, and tomorrow. In C. Boeckx & Grohmann, K. K. (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Biolinguistics (pp. 12-21). Cambridge UK and New York: Cambridge University Press.

Rich Languages from Poor Inputs

Sunday, January 1, 2012
R. C. Berwick, Chomsky, N., & Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2013). Poverty of the Stimulus Stands: Why Recent Challenges Fail. In M. Piattelli- Palmarini & Berwick, R. C. (Eds.), Rich Languages from Poor Inputs (pp. 19-42). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

What Darwin Got Wrong

Saturday, January 1, 2011
Fodor, J. and Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2011). Reply to our Critics. What Darwin Got Wrong. Picador Press.

MPP et al. Biolinguistics manifesto

Thursday, April 1, 2010
Sciullo, A. M. D., Piattelli-Palmarini, M., Wexler, K., Berwick, R. C., Boeckx, C., Jenkins, L., . . . Bever, T. G. (2010). The biological nature of human language. Biolinguistics, 4(1), 04-034.

The Spiked Review of Books

Friday, January 1, 2010
Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2010). It is now blasphemy to criticise Darwin. The Spiked Review of Books Friday 26 March.

New Scientist Magazine

Friday, January 1, 2010
Fodor, J. and Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2010). Survival of the fittest theory: Darwinism's limits. New Scientist Magazine (2746 (06 February)): pp. 28-31. 

Biolinguistics

Friday, January 1, 2010
Di Sciullo, A. M., M. Piattelli-Palmarini, K. Wexler, R. C. Berwick, et al. (2010). The biological nature of human language. Biolinguistics 4(1): 4-34.

Of Minds and Language: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country.

Thursday, January 1, 2009
Vercelli, D. and M. Piattelli-Palmarini (2009). Language in an epigenetic framework. In Of Minds and Language: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country. (M.Piattelli.Palmarini, Uriagereka, J. and Salaburu, P., Eds.) Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press: pp. 97-107. 

Of Minds and Language: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country

Thursday, January 1, 2009
Piattelli-Palmarini, M., Salaburu, P., and Uriagereka, J. (2009). Introduction. Of Minds and Language: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country. Oxford University Press

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