Chapter 12. Computational Organology

  1. Cedric Boeckx

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310047.ch12

Language in Cognition: Uncovering Mental Structures and the Rules Behind Them

Language in Cognition: Uncovering Mental Structures and the Rules Behind Them

How to Cite

Boeckx, C. (2009) Computational Organology, in Language in Cognition: Uncovering Mental Structures and the Rules Behind Them, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310047.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405158817

Online ISBN: 9781444310047

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Keywords:

  • computational organology;
  • human language capacity deriving in part, from properties of genome;
  • linguistics and genetics - genetic disruptions leading to specific cognitive disorders;
  • saga of FOXP2 gene;
  • English family, KE family - family members showing remarkable language deficit;
  • logic of Mendelian genetics;
  • region 31 of chromosome 7 - singled out as locus of deficit, named SPCH1;
  • SPCH1 - member of the FOX (forkhead/winged-helix replicator gene) family;
  • breaking down language faculty into component mechanisms;
  • computational organology and making sense of high degree of specificity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Linguistics and Genetics

  • A Case Study: FOXP2

  • Research Readjustments Needed

  • Specificity Revisited

  • Final Words