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Language in Cognition Uncovering Mental Structures and the Rules Behind Them

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ISBN-10: 1405158824

ISBN-13: 9781405158824

Edition: 2009

Authors: Cedric Boeckx

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The study of human language as a biological object is in many respects a perfect instrument for understanding cognitive science. As linguistics becomes increasingly integrated in the cognitive sciences, we need answers to such questions as: how do the core properties of language compare with the core properties of other human cognitive abilities such as vision, music, mathematics, and other mental building blocks; and what is the relationship between language and thought? Language in Cognition guides undergraduate students through these key questions.By focusing on the study of language and how language informs the structure and function of the human mind, this much-needed textbook offers a…    
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Book details

List price: $75.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.70" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Thom W. Rooke, MD, Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, and Head, Section of Vascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic; John and Posy Krehbiel Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine; Rochester, Minnesota, USATimothy M. Sullivan, MD, FACS, FACC, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, North Central Heart Institute, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USAMichael R. Jaff, DO, Director, Vascular Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Ever Since Chomsky
Mind Matters: Chomsky's Dangerous Idea
The Mechanization of the Mind Picture
How the Mind Grows: from Meno to Noam
Unweaving the Sentence
Mental Chemistry
The Variety of Linguistic Experience: The Towers of Babel and Pisa
All Roads Lead to Universal Grammar
The Mental Foundations of Behavior
Making Sense of Meaning: An Instruction Manual
Wonderful Mental Life: Unthinkable without Language
Grammar Caught in the Act
Missing Links
The (Mis)Measure of Mind
Homo Combinans
Computational Organology
Epilogue
Notes
Guide to Further Study
References
Index