Foundations of Language by Ray Jackendoff
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Foundations of Language
By Ray Jackendoff

Foundations of Language

Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution

By (author) See other recent books by Ray Jackendoff
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $64.95
Your Price: $58.46 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.49! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.92 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Foundations of Language by Ray Jackendoff

Book Description

How does human language work? How do we put ideas into words that others can understand? Can linguistics shed light on the way the brain operates? Foundations of Language puts linguistics back at the centre of the search to understand human consciousness. Ray Jackendoff begins by surveying the developments in linguistics over the years since Noam Chomsky's Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. He goes on to propose a radical re-conception of how the brain processes language. This opens up vivid new perspectives on every major aspect of language and communication, including grammar, vocabulary, learning, the origins of human language, and how language relates to the real world. Foundations of Language makes important connections with other disciplines which have been isolated from linguistics for many years. It sets a new agenda for close cooperation between the study of language, mind, the brain, behaviour, and evolution.

Buy Foundations of Language book by Ray Jackendoff from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780199264377
ISBN-10: 0199264376
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 169mm x 26mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Ray Jackendoff

User's Guide to Thought and Meaning by Ray Jackendoff User's Guide to Thought and Meaning, Paperback (April 2015)

A profoundly arresting integration of the faculties of the mind - of how we think, speak, and see the world. Written with an informality that belies the originality of its insights and the radical nature of its conclusions, this is the author's most important book since his groundbreaking Foundations of Language in 2002.

Meaning and the Lexicon by Ray Jackendoff Meaning and the Lexicon, Paperback (February 2010)

This book traces Ray Jackendoff's Parallel Architecture account of mind and language from origins to present. The discussion draws on linguistics, cognitive science, and philosophy, and combines depth of thought with clarity and wit. It will interest everyone concerned to know how language operates in the mind, brain, and human communication.

Simpler Syntax by Ray Jackendoff Simpler Syntax, Paperback (June 2005)

Offers a perspective on the structure of human language. This book addresses the issue: proper balance between syntax and semantics, between structure and derivation, and between rule systems and lexicon. It is aimed at those concerned with language in psychology, human biology, evolution, computational science, and artificial intelligence.

Foundations of Language by Ray Jackendoff Foundations of Language, Hardback (January 2002)

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, thought, and communication.

» View all books by Ray Jackendoff

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Foundations of Language book by Ray Jackendoff and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Ray Jackendoff

Ray Jackendoff is the author of Semantics and Cognition, Consciousness and the Computational Mind, The Architecture of the Language Faculty, and (with Fred Lerdahl) A Generative Theory of Tonal Music. He has been Professor of Linguistics at Brandeis University since 1971. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a past president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Ray Jackendoff close
User's Guide to Thought and Meaning by Ray Jackendoff
User's Guide to Thought and Meaning by Ray Jackendoff
Meaning and the Lexicon by Ray Jackendoff
Meaning and the Lexicon by Ray Jackendoff
Simpler Syntax by Ray Jackendoff
Simpler Syntax by Ray Jackendoff
Foundations of Language by Ray Jackendoff
Architecture of the Language Faculty by Ray Jackendoff
Patterns in the Mind by Ray Jackendoff
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close