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Agreement and Head MovementClitics, Incorporation, and Defective Goals

Agreement and Head Movement: Clitics, Incorporation, and Defective Goals

Ian Roberts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014304
eISBN:
9780262289726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014304.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book explores the consequences of Noam Chomsky’s conjecture that head movement is not part of the narrow syntax, the computational system which relates the lexicon to the interfaces. Unlike ... More

The Boundaries of BabelThe Brain and the Enigma of Impossible Languages

The Boundaries of Babel: The Brain and the Enigma of Impossible Languages

Andrea Moro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134989
eISBN:
9780262280204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134989.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book tells the story of an encounter between two cultures: Contemporary theoretical linguistics and the cognitive neurosciences. The study of language within a biological context has been ... More

Cognitive PragmaticsThe Mental Processes of Communication

Cognitive Pragmatics: The Mental Processes of Communication

Bruno G. Bara

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014113
eISBN:
9780262266062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014113.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book, which offers a theory of human communication that is both formalized through logic and empirically validated through experimental data and clinical studies, argues that communication is a ... More

Creating LanguageIntegrating Evolution, Acquisition, and Processing

Creating Language: Integrating Evolution, Acquisition, and Processing

Morten H. Christiansen and Nick Chater

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034319
eISBN:
9780262334778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034319.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Language is a hallmark of the human species; the flexibility and unbounded expressivity of our linguistic abilities is unique in the biological world. In this book, Morten Christiansen and Nick ... More

Introducing Arguments

Introducing Arguments

Liina Pylkkänen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162548
eISBN:
9780262281980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162548.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This concise work offers a compositional theory of verbal argument structure in natural languages that focuses on how arguments which are not “core” arguments of the verb (arguments that are not ... More

Language and Equilibrium

Language and Equilibrium

Prashant Parikh

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013451
eISBN:
9780262281263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013451.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book offers a new account of meaning for natural language. It argues that equilibrium, or balance among multiple interacting forces, is a key attribute of language and meaning, and shows how to ... More

The Neural Architecture of Grammar

The Neural Architecture of Grammar

Stephen E. Nadeau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017022
eISBN:
9780262301619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017022.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Linguists have mapped the topography of language behavior in many languages in intricate detail. To understand how the brain supports language function, however, we must take into account the ... More

The Processing and Acquisition of Reference

The Processing and Acquisition of Reference

Edward A. Gibson and Neal J. Pearlmutter (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015127
eISBN:
9780262295888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015127.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book brings together contributions by prominent researchers in the fields of language processing and language acquisition on topics of common interest: how people refer to objects in the world, ... More

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