Semantics and Cognition

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MIT Press, 1983 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 283 pages
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This book emphasizes the role of semantics as a bridge between the theoryof language and the theories of other cognitive capacities such as visual perceptionand motor control. It develops the position that the study of semantics of naturallanguage is the study of the structure of thought, and that grammatical structureoffers a much more important source of evidence for the theory of cognition than isoften supposed by linguists, philosophers, psychologists, or computer scientists.RayJackendoff is Professor of Linguistics and Chairman of the Linguistics and CognitiveScience Program at Brandeis University. His most recent book, coauthored with FredLerdahl, is A Generative Theory of Tonal Music (MIT Press paperback). Semantics andCognition is included in the series, Current Studies in Linguistics.

 

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Contents

Chapter 2
23
Part II
39
Chapter 4
57
WORD MEANINGS
77
Chapter 9
161
Chapter 10
188
Chapter 11
212
Notes
241
Bibliography
265
Index
279
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Ray Jackendoff is Seth Merrin Professor of Philosophy and Codirector of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He is the author of many books, including Foundations of Language.

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