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This book emphasizes the role of semantics as a bridge between the theory of language and the theories of other cognitive capacities such as visual perception and motor control. It develops the position that the study of semantics of natural language is the study of the structure of thought, and that grammatical structure offers a much more important source of evidence for the theory of cognition than is often supposed by linguists, philosophers, psychologists, or computer scientists. Semantics and Cognition is included in the series, Current Studies in Linguistics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262600132
ISBN-10: 0262600137
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 297
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1985
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ray S. Jackendoff

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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