An Invitation to Cognitive Science: Language / Edition 2

An Invitation to Cognitive Science: Language / Edition 2

by Lila Gleitman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262650444

ISBN-13: 9780262650441

Pub. Date: 10/16/1995

Publisher: MIT Press

An Invitation to Cognitive Science provides a point of entry into the vast realm of cognitive science, offering selected examples of issues and theories from many of its subfields. All of the volumes in the second edition contain substantially revised and as well as entirely new chapters.

Rather than surveying theories and data in the manner characteristic

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An Invitation to Cognitive Science provides a point of entry into the vast realm of cognitive science, offering selected examples of issues and theories from many of its subfields. All of the volumes in the second edition contain substantially revised and as well as entirely new chapters.

Rather than surveying theories and data in the manner characteristic of many introductory textbooks in the field, An Invitation to Cognitive Science employs a unique case study approach, presenting a focused research topic in some depth and relying on suggested readings to convey the breadth of views and results. Each chapter tells a coherent scientific story,whether developing themes and ideas or describing a particular model and exploring its implications.

The volumes are self contained and can be used individually in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses ranging from introductory psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, and decision sciences, to social psychology, philosophy of mind, rationality, language, and vision science.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262650441
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/16/1995
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
486
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Foreword
The Study of Cognition
The Cognitive Science of Language: Introduction
Ch. 1The Invention of Language by Children: Environmental and Biological Influences on the Acquisition of Language1
Ch. 2The Case of the Missing Copula: The Interpretation of Zeroes in African-American English25
Ch. 3The Sound Structure of Mawu Words: A Case Study in the Cognitive Science of Speech55
Ch. 4Exploring Developmental Changes in Cross-language Speech Perception87
Ch. 5Why the Child Holded the Baby Rabbits: A Case Study in Language Acquisition107
Ch. 6Language Acquisition135
Ch. 7Speaking and Misspeaking183
Ch. 8Comprehending Sentence Structure209
Ch. 9Computational Aspects of the Theory of Grammar247
Ch. 10The Forms of Sentences283
Ch. 11Lexical Semantics and Compositionality311
Ch. 12Semantics361
Ch. 13Brain Regions of Relevance to Syntactic Processing381
Ch. 14Some Philosophy of Language399
Index429

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