Linguistics in Cognitive Science: The state of the art

@inproceedings{Jackendoff2007LinguisticsIC,
  title={Linguistics in Cognitive Science: The state of the art},
  author={Ray Jackendoff},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract The special issue of The Linguistic Review on “The Role of Linguistics in Cognitive Science” presents a variety of viewpoints that complement or contrast with the perspective offered in Foundations of Language (Jackendoff 2002a). The present article is a response to the special issue. It discusses what it would mean to integrate linguistics into cognitive science, then shows how the parallel architecture proposed in Foundations seeks to accomplish this goal by altering certain… 
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