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Reflections on Meaning

Paul Horwich

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199251247
eISBN:
9780191603983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925124X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The broad aim of this work is to explain how mere noises, marks, gestures, and mental/neural symbols are able to capture the world, that is, how words and sentences (in whatever medium) come to mean ... More


Mind Design and Minimal Syntax

Wolfram Hinzen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199289257
eISBN:
9780191706424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289257.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book introduces generative grammar as an area of study, asking what it tells us about the human mind. It lays the foundation for the unification of modern generative linguistics with the ... More


What's Within?: Nativism Reconsidered

Fiona Cowie

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195159783
eISBN:
9780199849529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159783.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book reconsiders the influential nativist position toward the mind. Nativists assert that some concepts, beliefs, or capacities are innate or inborn: “native” to the mind rather than acquired. ... More


Spell‐Out and the Minimalist Program

Juan Uriagereka

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593521
eISBN:
9780191731402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593521.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Since Juan Uriagereka originated the multiple spell-out model in 1999 it has been one of the most influential lines of research in syntactic theorizing. The model simplified a crucial element of the ... More


Saussure and his Interpreters

Roy Harris

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides a reassessment of the reception of Saussure's ideas. That Saussure's work profoundly influenced developments in such diverse fields as linguistics, anthropology, psychology and ... More


Principles and Parameters in a VSO Language: A Case Study in Welsh

Ian G. Roberts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168211
eISBN:
9780199788453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168211.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This work provides an analysis of word order and clause structure in Welsh, within the context of a minimalist version of principles and parameters theory. The central issue is the analysis of VSO ... More


Why Only Us: Language and Evolution

Robert C. Berwick and Noam Chomsky

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034241
eISBN:
9780262333351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034241.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

We are born crying, but those cries signal the first stirring of language. Within a year or so, infants master the sound system of their language; a few years after that, they are engaging in ... More


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


The Syntax of Sentential Stress

Arsalan Kahnemuyipour

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199219230
eISBN:
9780191711800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219230.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This book explores the nature of sentential stress, how it is assigned, and its interaction with information structure. The central thesis is that the position of sentential or nuclear stress — the ... More


Representation of Language: Philosophical Issues in a Chomskyan Linguistics

Georges Rey

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198855637
eISBN:
9780191889318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855637.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is a defense, against mostly philosophical objections, of a Chomskyan postulation of an internal, innate computational system for human language that is typically manifested in native ... More


Nominalization: 50 Years on from Chomsky's Remarks

Artemis Alexiadou and Hagit Borer (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198865544
eISBN:
9780191897924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865544.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Chomsky’s Remarks on Nominalization (RoN), published in 1970, has had an immense impact on syntax, and far reaching ramifications for phonology, semantics, and morphology. Among other major factors, ... More


Distributed Reduplication

John Frampton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013260
eISBN:
9780262258777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013260.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

A convincing account of reduplicative phenomena has been a longstanding problem for rule-based theories of morphophonology. Many scholars believe that derivational phonology is incapable in principle ... More


Locality in Vowel Harmony

Andrew Nevins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262140973
eISBN:
9780262280570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262140973.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

Vowel harmony results from a set of restrictions that determine the possible and impossible sequences of vowels within a word. The study of syntax begins with the observation that the words of a ... More


Introducing Arguments

Liina Pylkkänen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162548
eISBN:
9780262281980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162548.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This concise work offers a compositional theory of verbal argument structure in natural languages that focuses on how arguments which are not “core” arguments of the verb (arguments that are not ... More


The Literary Mind

Mark Turner

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126679
eISBN:
9780199853007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126679.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book ranges from the tools of modern linguistics, to the recent work of neuroscientists such as Antonio Damasio and Gerald Edelman, to literary masterpieces by Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, and ... More


Locality in Minimalist Syntax

Thomas S. Stroik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012928
eISBN:
9780262255349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012928.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This reanalysis of minimalist syntax considers the optimal design properties for human language. Taking as its starting point Noam Chomsky’s minimalist assumption that the syntactic component of a ... More


Provocative Syntax

Phil Branigan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014991
eISBN:
9780262295673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014991.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

Chomsky showed that no description of natural language syntax would be adequate without some notion of movement operations in a syntactic derivation. It now seems likely that such movement ... More


Arguments as Relations

John Bowers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014311
eISBN:
9780262289252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014311.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book proposes a radically new approach to argument structure that has the potential to unify data from a wide range of different language types in terms of a simple and universal syntactic ... More


Approaches to Intentionality

William Lyons

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752226
eISBN:
9780191695087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752226.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

What is intentionality? Intentionality is a distinguishing characteristic of states of mind such as beliefs, thoughts, wishes, dreams, and desires, which are about things outside themselves. This ... More


Where Does Binding Theory Apply?

David Lebeaux

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012904
eISBN:
9780262255332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012904.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This wide-ranging book examines where the conditions of binding theory apply and in doing so considers the nature of phrase structure (in particular how case and theta roles apply) and the nature of ... More


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