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Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution
Foundations of Language shows one of the most fundamental new thinkings in linguistics since Noam Chomskyis Aspects of the Theory of Syntax in 1965. Foundations of Language opens up vivid newExpand
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Parts and boundaries
Within the framework of Conceptual Semantics, a family of conceptual features and functions is developed that accounts for phenomena in the semantics of noun phrases such as the mass-countExpand
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The proper treatment of measuring out, telicity, and perhaps even quantification in english
The notions of ‘measuring out’ (Tenny 1987, 1992) and ‘incremental theme’ (Dowty 1991) have been widely invoked as aspectual criteria involved in verbal argument selection. However, the full range ofExpand
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Reading time evidence for enriched composition
Verbs like 'begin' and 'enjoy' appear to semantically select a complement that expresses an activity or an event (Jackendoff, R. (1997). The architecture of the language faculty. Cambridge, MA: MITExpand
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The faculty of language: what's special about it?
We examine the question of which aspects of language are uniquely human and uniquely linguistic in light of recent suggestions by Hauser, Chomsky, and Fitch that the only such aspect is syntacticExpand
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The status of thematic relations in linguistic theory
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Case in Tiers
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Language, Consciousness, Culture: Essays on Mental Structure
Ray Jackendoff's Language, Consciousness, Culture represents a breakthrough in developing an integrated theory of human cognition. It will be of interest to a broad spectrum of cognitive scientists,Expand
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X Syntax: A Study of Phrase Structure
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(Pea)nuts and bolts of visual narrative: Structure and meaning in sequential image comprehension
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We examine the contributions of narrative structure and semantic relatedness to the comprehension of sequential images and show that a narrative structure can facilitate semantic processing of sequential image sequences. Expand
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