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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 cant 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.

About the Author

Ray Jackendoff, linguist and theoretical psychologist, is professor of linguistics at Brandeis University. He is the author of several books, including Semantic Interpretation in Generative Grammar, Semantics and Cognition, Consciousness and the Computational Mind, and Semantic Structures.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465054626
Author:
Jackendoff, Ray
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Jackendorf, Ray S.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19941231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 9.5 oz

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