A farewell to UG and a welcome to CEG
Hubert Haider
September 2022

In this paper, predictions of UG theory and the theory of the cognitive evolution of grammars (CEG) are contrastively tested. For 10 core areas of grammar theory it is shown how the predictions of UG fail while CEG is successful.
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keywords: syntax, diachrony, ug, universal grammar, parameter, language acquisition, diachronic syntax, diachronic linguistics, language change, grammar change, typology, word order typology, evolution of language, semantics, morphology, wh-in-situ, that-t effect, epp, merge, svo, sov.
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