Harmony in Linguistic Cognition

@article{Smolensky2006HarmonyIL,
  title={Harmony in Linguistic Cognition},
  author={Paul Smolensky},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={
          779-801
        }
}
  • P. Smolensky
  • Published 10 September 2006
  • Biology
  • Cognitive science
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