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Ignorance of Language

Michael Devitt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199250967
eISBN:
9780191603945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250960.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Is Chomsky right about the psychological reality of language? What is linguistics about? What role should linguistic intuitions play in constructing grammars? What is innate about language? Is there ... More


Conceptual structure

Vyvyan Evans

in How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199234660
eISBN:
9780191715495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234660.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter is concerned with outlining the nature of conceptual structure as assumed by LCCM Theory. It also addresses the way in which language interfaces with the conceptual system in service of ... More


Cognitive and Affective Consciousness—Theories, and What Is and What Isn’t Actual

Ted Honderich

in Actual Consciousness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714385
eISBN:
9780191782794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714385.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Does cognitive and affective consciousness consist only in conscious representations? In only a two-term relation? Our holds on our own conscious representations give us their likeness to linguistic ... More


The Now-or-Never Processing Bottleneck

Morten H. Christiansen and Nick Chater

in Creating Language: Integrating Evolution, Acquisition, and Processing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034319
eISBN:
9780262334778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034319.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 4 discusses how the immediacy of language processing provides a fundamental constraint on theories of language acquisition and evolution. Language happens in the here-and-now. Because memory ... More


The Representation and Processing of Compound Words

Gary Libben and Gonia Jarema (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199228911
eISBN:
9780191711213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228911.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book presents new work on the psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics of compound words. It shows the insights this work offers on natural language processing and the relation between language, ... More


Representational Development and False-Belief Understanding

Janet Wilde Astington and Jodie A. Baird

in Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195159912
eISBN:
9780199847150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159912.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Language is crucial for the theory of mind because it allows for, and indeed supports, a separation between what is real and what is hypothetical or counterfactual. Language is a medium of ... More


Beyond c-structure and f-structure: Linguistic representations and relations

Mary Dalrymple, John J. Lowe, and Louise Mycock

in The Oxford Reference Guide to Lexical Functional Grammar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198733300
eISBN:
9780191874246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733300.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

In the first part of the book, there was an examination of the two levels of syntactic structure: f-structure and c-structure. Besides these two syntactic structures, LFG research has explored other ... More


The Spirit World

Rane Willerslev

in Soul Hunters: Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252165
eISBN:
9780520941007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252165.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter centers on the spirit world, showing that the Yukaghirs hardly give names to spirits and have no neatly ordered system of classification. It then develops an argument that relates this ... More


From Mental Representation to Linguistic Representation

J. Robert G. Williams

in The Metaphysics of Representation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198850205
eISBN:
9780191884672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850205.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is one of three that sets out a metaphysics of linguistic representation, and here the basic features of the approach is set out. The base facts for linguistic representation are ... More


Introduction

Liina Pylkkänen

in Introducing Arguments

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162548
eISBN:
9780262281980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162548.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s main themes. A comprehensive theory of linguistic representations must minimally (i) define the nature of the primitive building blocks that enter into ... More


Linguistic Convention and Shared Mental Content

J. Robert G. Williams

in The Metaphysics of Representation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198850205
eISBN:
9780191884672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850205.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is the second of three that sets out a metaphysics of linguistic representation, and here I turn to the key ingredient of linguistic convention. The focus is on a tension between the ... More


Prediction, Production, Priming, and imPlicit learning:: A framework for psycholinguistics

Gary S. Dell and Audrey K. Kittredge

in Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677139
eISBN:
9780191756368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677139.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Psycholinguistics is the study of language acquisition, comprehension, and production. Traditionally, one studied these aspects of linguistic performance to determine the extent to which they ... More


Elegant Interpretations

J. Robert G. Williams

in The Metaphysics of Representation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198850205
eISBN:
9780191884672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850205.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is the third of three that sets out a metaphysics of linguistic representation, and the focus here is on the way that correct linguistic interpretation is selected. The correct ... More


Parser-grammar relations:: We don’t understand everything twice

Colin Phillips

in Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677139
eISBN:
9780191756368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677139.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter takes up the issue of the role of grammar in processing, arguing against Townsend and Bever's LAST hypothesis-testing model (Late Assigment of Syntax Theory). The author reviews the ... More


‘The skin of words’: trauma and skin in Watt

Michiko Tsushima

in Samuel Beckett and trauma

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526121349
eISBN:
9781526138842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526121349.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Michiko Tsushima’s chapter discloses the relationship between trauma and skin in considering Watt as a ‘skin of words’ woven by Beckett—a psychic skin that he tried to recover—and, at the same time, ... More


Genbun Itchi and Kokugo

Lee Yeounsuk

in The Ideology of Kokugo: Nationalizing Language in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833053
eISBN:
9780824870553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833053.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the efforts to create an image of a language that was spoken by an anonymous “nation-people,” an indefinite “somebody” who could be anyone from the upper or lower class of ... More


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