An Invitation to Cognitive Science, Volume 1: Language / Edition 2

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Overview

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 CognitiveScience 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
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 485
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Foreword
The Study of Cognition
The Cognitive Science of Language: Introduction
Ch. 1 The Invention of Language by Children: Environmental and Biological Influences on the Acquisition of Language 1
Ch. 2 The Case of the Missing Copula: The Interpretation of Zeroes in African-American English 25
Ch. 3 The Sound Structure of Mawu Words: A Case Study in the Cognitive Science of Speech 55
Ch. 4 Exploring Developmental Changes in Cross-language Speech Perception 87
Ch. 5 Why the Child Holded the Baby Rabbits: A Case Study in Language Acquisition 107
Ch. 6 Language Acquisition 135
Ch. 7 Speaking and Misspeaking 183
Ch. 8 Comprehending Sentence Structure 209
Ch. 9 Computational Aspects of the Theory of Grammar 247
Ch. 10 The Forms of Sentences 283
Ch. 11 Lexical Semantics and Compositionality 311
Ch. 12 Semantics 361
Ch. 13 Brain Regions of Relevance to Syntactic Processing 381
Ch. 14 Some Philosophy of Language 399
Index 429
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