Grammatical Processing Using the Mechanisms of Physical Inference

  title={Grammatical Processing Using the Mechanisms of Physical Inference},
  author={Nicholas L. Cassimatis},
Although there is considerable evidence that humans use the same mechanisms for linguistic and nonlinguistic cognition, the thesis of linguistic modularity will remain plausible so long as well-established formal properties of syntax remain unexplained in terms of domain-general cognitive mechanisms. This paper presents several dualities between the formal structure of syntax and cognitive structures used to represent the physical world. These dualities are used to construct a cognitive model… CONTINUE READING

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