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Foundations of language : how language connects to the brain, the world, evolution, and thinking

Author: Ray Jackendoff
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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
OCLC Number: 173225872
Description: pages 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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