The Organization of Language

The Organization of Language


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Using a cognitive model of syntax and language acquisition, this text focuses on the essential features of language that permit a sentence to convey a complex idea and how language users produce and understand meaningful sentences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521231299
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/27/1981
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword John B. Carroll; 1. Introductory perspectives; 2. Underlying conceptual structure; 3. Experimental evaluation of models of underlying conceptual structure; 4. Syntax: Background and current theories; 5. The syntax crystal model; 6. Syntax acquisition; Appendices; Notes; References; Indexes.

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