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Lexicalism

Anat Ninio

in Language and the Learning Curve: A new theory of syntactic development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199299829
eISBN:
9780191584985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299829.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter reviews the lexicalist stance of present-day generative linguistics. It argues that as all syntax is in the lexicon, children do not develop abstract schemas or rules but operate solely ... More


Syntactic nativism: language development within rationalism

James Russell

in What is Language Development?: Rationalist, empiricist, and pragmatist approaches to the acquisition of syntax

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198530862
eISBN:
9780191728136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530862.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This section first describes the historical development of the Chomskyan theory, from ‘Syntactic Structures’ in the 1950s, to his current ‘Minimalist Programme’. On Minimalism, the nature of syntax ... More


Experiential traces and mental simulations in language comprehension

Rolf A Zwaan

in Symbols and Embodiment: Debates on meaning and cognition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199217274
eISBN:
9780191696060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217274.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides a framework for an embodied, experiential view of language comprehension. It explains that the claim is not that the elements of this framework are entirely new. The ... More


Expressiveness in Jazz Performance: Prosody and Rhythm

William R. Bauer

in Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199659647
eISBN:
9780191771651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the ways performers use jazz as an immediate, dynamic communicative medium, and personalize elements of a stylistic vocabulary by manipulating them to form expressive ... More


Linguistic Perspectives on Writing Development

Ruth A. Berman

in Writing Development in Children with Hearing Loss, Dyslexia, or Oral Language Problems: Implications for Assessment and Instruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199827282
eISBN:
9780190231781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827282.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The chapter describes qualitatively motivated, quantifiable means for evaluating written language expression devised within the framework of a cross-linguistic project investigating text-construction ... More


Center-Embedded Sentences: What’s Pronounceable Is Comprehensible

Janet Dean Fodor, Stefanie Nickels, and Esther Schott

in On Concepts, Modules, and Language: Cognitive Science at Its Core

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190464783
eISBN:
9780190464806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464783.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Doubly center-embedded relative clause constructions such as “The rat that the cat that the dog chased killed ate the malt” are notoriously difficult to parse. Many explanations have been offered. ... More


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