Grammar in Mind and Brain: Explorations in Cognitive Syntax

Grammar in Mind and Brain: Explorations in Cognitive Syntax

by Paul D. Deane

ISBN-10: 3110131838

ISBN-13: 9783110131833

Pub. Date: 05/01/1993

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

Product Details

De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
Cognitive Linguistics Research [CLR] Series, #2
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Island constraints as evidence for a cognitive theory of grammar1
1.1The fundamental issues1
1.2Syntactic autonomy: empirical issues4
1.3Alternatives to autonomy: functional and cognitive accounts22
1.4Attention and extraction34
1.5An alternative to strict modularity45
2An integrated cognitive theory55
2.1Cognitive architecture55
2.2Knowledge representation57
2.3Storage and retrieval from declarative memory78
2.4Productions, relevance, and the matching process81
2.5Categorization and polysemy: a case study88
3The Spatialization of Form Hypothesis95
3.1The cognitive grounding of syntactic knowledge95
3.2Grammatical projections of the link schema97
3.3Linkage, immediate constituency, and grammatical relations102
3.4Hierarchical structure117
3.5Constituency and accessibility: the concepts of c-command and government128
4Applications of the theory to English syntax137
4.1Declarative memory for syntax137
4.2Interactions among schemata142
4.3The syntactic function of productions164
4.4More prototype effects: 'believe'- and 'want'-class verbs179
5Attention and grammar187
5.1Topic and focus potential187
5.2Entrenchment hierarchies194
5.3The Silverstein Hierarchy as an entrenchment hierarchy199
5.4Further evidence: viewpoint and reflexivization205
5.5Further evidence: ease of acquisition224
5.6Further evidence: directionality of metaphoric transfer231
5.7Other entrenchment hierarchies236
5.8Island constraints again237
6Neurological implications of the theory251
6.2Neurological implications: the Parietal Hypothesis257
6.3Aphasia and the Parietal Hypothesis271
6.4Further implications296

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