Semantics and Cognition
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.