Comparing Two Models: CBM vs DBM

  • Antonino Pennisi
  • Alessandra Falzone
Part of the Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology book series (PEPRPHPS, volume 12)


In this short chapter, using a deliberately schematic form, the authors summarize all the points of agreement, dissonance and possible integration of the two models compared here: the Chomskyan Biolinguistic Model (CBM) and Darwinian Biolinguistic Model (DBM). The schematic content anticipates the detailed discussions which will follow in the chapters in the second part of the book and which are dedicated to the exposition of the main biolinguistics issues interpreted through an evolutionary approach.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonino Pennisi
    • 1
  • Alessandra Falzone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cognitive ScienceUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

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