Patterns in the Mind
Language and Human Nature
By (author) Ray Jackendoff
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Patterns in the Mind by Ray Jackendoff
Book DescriptionWhat is it about the human mind that accounts for the fact that we can speak and understand a language? Why can't other creatures do the same? And what does this tell us about the rest of human abilities? Recent dramatic discoveries in linguistics and psychology provide intriguing answers to these age-old mysteries. In this fascinating book, Ray Jackendoff emphasizes the grammatical commonalities across languages, both spoken and signed, and discusses the implications for our understanding of language acquisition and loss.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465054626
(204mm x 127mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 14-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author 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, 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.
Foundations of Language, Paperback (September 2003)» View all books by Ray Jackendoff
Proposes a holistic theory of the relation between the sounds, structure, and meaning of language and their relation to mind and brain. This work aims to offer fundamental thinking in linguistics since Noam Chomsky's "Aspects of the Theory of Syntax" in 1965. It also provides insights on the evolution of language, thought, and communication.
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Author Biography - Ray Jackendoff
Ray Jackendoff, linguist and theoretical psychologist, is professor of linguistics at Brandeis University. He is the author of several books, including Semantic Interpretation in Generative Grammar, Semantics and Cognition, Consciousness and the Computational Mind, and Semantic Structures.
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