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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 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.
|List of Contributors|
|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. 13||Brain Regions of Relevance to Syntactic Processing||381|
|Ch. 14||Some Philosophy of Language||399|