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Foundations of language : brain, meaning, grammar, evolution

Author: Ray Jackendoff
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Proposes an holistic theory of the relation between the sounds, structure, and meaning of language and their relation to mind and brain. This book provides insights on the evolution of language,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Jackendoff
ISBN: 0198270127 9780198270126 0199264376 9780199264377
OCLC Number: 186404897
Description: xix, 477 s. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: PART I: PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS ; 1. The Complexity of Linguistic Structure ; 2. Language as a Mental Phenomenon ; 3. Combinatoriality ; 4. Universal Grammar ; PART II: ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATIONS ; 5. The Parallel Architecture ; 6. Lexical Storage Versus Online Construction ; 7. Implications for Processing ; 8. An Evolutionary Perspective on the Architecture ; PART III: SEMANTIC AND CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS ; 9. Semantics as a Mentalistic Enterprise ; 10. Reference and Truth ; 11. Lexical Semantics ; 12. Phrasal Semantics ; Concluding Remarks
Responsibility: Ray Jackendoff.

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Jackendoff engages in a moderate and reasonable way with some of the critics of Chomsky's many controversial claims ... well written and provides a valuable and interesting account of the Chomskian Read more...

 
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