Patterns In The Mind

Patterns In The Mind

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Intended for undergraduate courses in introductory linguistics, cognitive science, psychology of language and philosophy of language, this text explains how an innate, genetically-encoded universal grammar provides the building blocks for all possible human languages.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 18mm | 399.16g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 0745009638
  • 9780745009636

Table of contents

PrefaceTHE FUNDAMENTAL ARGUMENTS1. Finding our way into the problem: The nature/nurture issue2. The argument for mental grammar3. The argument for innate knowledgeTHE ORGANIZATION OF MENTAL GRAMMAR4. Overview5. Phonological structure6. Syntactic structure7. American sign languageEVIDENCE FOR THE BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF LANGUAGE8. How children learn language9. Language acquisition in unusual circumstances I10. Language acquisition in unusual circumstances II11. Language and the brainMENTAL CAPACITIES OTHER THAN THE LANGUAGE12. The argument for the construction of experience13. Music and vision14. Language as a window on thought15. Social organization16. Further reading17. Indexshow more

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