Of Minds and Language
A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country
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Of Minds and Language by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
Book DescriptionThis book presents a state-of-the-art account of what we know and would like to know about language, mind, and brain. Chapters by leading researchers in linguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, cognitive neuroscience, comparative cognitive psychology, and evolutionary biology are framed by an introduction and conclusion by Noam Chomsky, who places the biolinguistic enterprise in an historical context and helps define its agenda for the future. The questions explored include: What is our tacit knowledge of language? What is the faculty of language? How does it develop in the individual? How is that knowledge put to use? How is it implemented in the brain? How did that knowledge emerge in the species? The book includes the contributor's key discussions, which dramatically bring to life their enthusiasm for the enterprise and skill in communicating across disciplines. Everyone seriously interested in how language works and why it works the way it does are certain to find, if not all the answers, then a convincing, productive, and lively approach to the endeavour.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199544660
(251mm x 180mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
Rich Languages from Poor Inputs, Paperback (April 2015)
This book addresses one of the most famous and controversial arguments in the study of language and mind, the Poverty of the Stimulus. Internationally recognised scholars consider afresh the issues surrounding this argument and discuss its relation to the process of language acquisition.
Of Minds and Language, Paperback (October 2010)
This book presents a state-of-the-art account of what we know and would like to know about language, mind, and brain. It brings together leading researchers in linguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, cognitive neuroscience, comparative cognitive psychology, and evolutionary biology.
Inevitable Illusions, Paperback (October 1996)» View all books by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
"Fascinating and insightful... I cannot recall a book that has made me think more about the nature of thinking. " -- Richard C. Lewontin Harvard University Everyone knows that optical illusions trick us because of the way we see.
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Author Biography - Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini is Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Arizona. He has held teaching and research positions at the Scientific Institute San Raffaele, MIT, the College de France, Rutgers University, Harvard University, the University of Maryland and the University of Bologna. His publications include Inevitable Illusions: How Mistakes of Reason Rule our Minds (Wiley 2004), Choix, decisions et preferences: Quatre lecons au College de France. (Odile Jacob, Paris (2006), L'illusione di sapere, and L'arte di persuadere (Mondadori 1993, 1995). Pello Salaburu is Professor of Basque Philology at the University of the Basque Country where he was President 1996-2000 and Vice President 1992-1996. He is Chair of the Grammar Commission of Euskaltzaindia (Royal Academy of the Basque Language), and a co-editor and co-author of Euskal Gramatika. Lehen Urratsak (seven volumes: 1985-2008) Juan Uriagereka is Professor of Linguistics, University of Maryland. His books include Syntactic Anchors (CUP 2006), Derivations (Routledge, 2002) and Rhyme and Reason (MIT Press 1998).
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