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FLB
The broad faculty of language, consisting of all cognitive systems participating in the production and consumption of language. It is composed at a minimum of FLN, a conceptual-intentional system, and a sensory-motor system.
FLC
The cognitive faculty of language, consisting of all cognitive systems participating in the production and consumption of language. It is distinguished from FLB in that its composition does not include a component whose existence is predicated on evolutionary purpose and on the non-existence of homologues.
FLG
The generative faculty of language, consisting of all cognitive systems participating in the production and consumption of language. In contrast with FLN, it is a theoretical construct and its existence is predicated neither on evolutionary purpose nor on the non-existence of homologues.
FLN
The narrow faculty of language, consisting of those cognitive systems that are simultaneously unique to humans (have no homologues in other animals) and unique to language (do not serve some other evolutionary function). Also claimed to be an internal computational system.

Copyright © 2008 Michael L. McCliment.

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