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The Resource I-language : an introduction to linguistics as cognitive science, Daniela Isac and Charles Reiss

I-language : an introduction to linguistics as cognitive science, Daniela Isac and Charles Reiss

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I-language : an introduction to linguistics as cognitive science
Title
I-language
Title remainder
an introduction to linguistics as cognitive science
Statement of responsibility
Daniela Isac and Charles Reiss
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
"I-Language introduces the uninitiated to linguistics as cognitive science. In an engaging, down-to-earth style Daniela Isac and Charles Reiss give a crystal-clear demonstration of the application of the scientific method in linguistic theory. Their presentation of the research program inspired by Noam Chomsky shows how the focus of theory and research in linguistics shifted from treating language as a disembodied, human-external entity to cognitive biolinguistics - the study of language as a human cognitive system embedded within the mind/brain of each individual. The recurring theme of equivalence classes in linguistic computation ties together the presentation of material from phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. The same theme is used to help students understand the place of linguistics in the broader context of the cognitive sciences, by drawing on examples from vision, audition and even animal cognition. This textbook is unique in its integration of empirical issues of linguistic analysis, engagement with philosophical questions that arise in the study of language, and treatment of the history of the field. Topics ranging from allophony to reduplication, ergativity, and negative polarity are invoked to show the implications of findings in cognitive biolinguistics for philosophical issues like reference, the mind-body problem, and nature-nurture debates. The well-tested material in the book is appropriate for a variety of audiences, from large introductory courses in linguistics to graduate seminars in cognitive science or philosophy of mind. It contains numerous exercises and guides for further reading as well as ideas for student projects. A companion website with guidance for instructors and answers to the exercises features a series of pdf slide presentations to accompany the teaching of each topic. This fully revised and updated second edition includes additional exercises and expanded discussions on topics such as language and culture, philosophy, and rationalist explorations of language and mind."--Publisher's website
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UKMGB
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Isac, Daniela
Dewey number
410
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P121
LC item number
.I72 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Reiss, Charles
Series statement
  • Oxford core linguistics
  • Oxford linguistics
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  • Linguistics
  • Cognitive science
Label
I-language : an introduction to linguistics as cognitive science, Daniela Isac and Charles Reiss
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Publication
Note
Previous ed.: 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-367) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is I-language? -- I-everything : triangles, streams, words -- Approaches to the study of language -- I/E-/P-Language -- Syntactic theory that won't work -- Abstract representations -- Some details of sentence structure -- Binding -- Ergativity -- Approaches to UG : empirical evidence -- Approaches to UG : logic -- Social implications -- Rationalist investigations -- Open questions and closing remarks
Control code
812686111
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xv, 373 pages
Isbn
9780199660179
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)812686111
Label
I-language : an introduction to linguistics as cognitive science, Daniela Isac and Charles Reiss
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is I-language? -- I-everything : triangles, streams, words -- Approaches to the study of language -- I/E-/P-Language -- Syntactic theory that won't work -- Abstract representations -- Some details of sentence structure -- Binding -- Ergativity -- Approaches to UG : empirical evidence -- Approaches to UG : logic -- Social implications -- Rationalist investigations -- Open questions and closing remarks
Control code
812686111
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xv, 373 pages
Isbn
9780199660179
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)812686111

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