The linguistic cycle and the language faculty

Elly Van Gelderen

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Because there has been a recent surge of interest in the linguistic cycle, this article presents a survey of cyclical change and shows how that change provides a unique perspective on the language faculty. The article provides a general background to the linguistic cycle and cyclical change. It reviews some of the cycles that we know and provides a possible account for them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-250
Number of pages18
JournalLinguistics and Language Compass
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language


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