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Published: 04 September 2003

504 Pages | numerous figures


ISBN: 9780199264377

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Foundations of Language

Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution

Ray Jackendoff

  • A radical step forward in linguistics and in understanding of the interconnection of language, the brain, and perception
  • The most fundamental reexamination and reformulation of lingusitic theory since the publication of Chomsky's Aspects of the Theory of Syntax in 1965
  • Reintegrates linguistics with philosophy of mind, cognitive and developmental psychology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and computer science
  • Author has lectured on the book in Berlin, Madrid, Paris (April 2003), Athens, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Cambridge MA, and has appeared on numerous US TV and radio programmes