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Patterns in the Mind: Language and Human Nature
     

Patterns in the Mind: Language and Human Nature

by Ray S. Jackendorf
 

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ISBN-10: 0465054625

ISBN-13: 9780465054626

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: Basic Books


What is it about the human mind that accounts for the fact that we can speak and understand a language? Why can’t other creatures do the same? And what does this tell us about the rest of human abilities? Recent dramatic discoveries in linguistics and psychology provide intriguing answers to these age-old mysteries. In this fascinating book, Ray Jackendoff

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What is it about the human mind that accounts for the fact that we can speak and understand a language? Why can’t other creatures do the same? And what does this tell us about the rest of human abilities? Recent dramatic discoveries in linguistics and psychology provide intriguing answers to these age-old mysteries. In this fascinating book, Ray Jackendoff emphasizes the grammatical commonalities across languages, both spoken and signed, and discusses the implications for our understanding of language acquisition and loss.

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ISBN-13:
9780465054626
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
694,265
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1230L (what's this?)

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