Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics

Recursion: Complexity in Cognition

Editors: Roeper, Thomas, Speas, Margaret (Eds.)

  • Original contributions by a stellar group of authors including Noam Chomsky
  • Perspectives on the core property of human language from computer science, philosophy, psycholinguistics, evolutionary biology, semantics and syntax
  • Empirical evidence applied to language variation, experimentation and parsing models
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This volume focuses on recursion and reveals a host of new theoretical arguments, philosophical perspectives, formal representations and empirical evidence from parsing, acquisition and computer models, highlighting its central role in modern science. Noam Chomsky, whose work introduced recursion to linguistics and cognitive science and other leading researchers in the fields of philosophy, semantics, computer science and psycholinguistics in showing the profound reach of this concept into modern science. Recursion has been at the heart of generative grammar from the outset. Recent work in minimalism has put it at center-stage with a wide range of consequences across the intellectual landscape. The contributor to this volume both advance the field and provide a cross-sectional view of the place that recursion takes in modern science.

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“The papers in this well-edited and well-written book are the results of a 2009 conference at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. … I highly recommend this well-edited collection to researchers and students interested in this topic.” (Burkhard Englert, Computing Reviews, January, 2015)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Minimal Recursion: Exploring the Prospects

    Chomsky, Noam

    Pages 1-15

  • Recursion Restrictions: Where Grammars Count

    Koopman, Hilda

    Pages 17-38

  • Deriving the Two-Argument Restriction Without Recursion

    Juarros-Daussà, Eva

    Pages 39-57

  • Embedding Illocutionary Acts

    Krifka, Manfred

    Pages 59-87

  • Recursion, Legibility, Use

    Ludlow, Peter

    Pages 89-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recursion: Complexity in Cognition
Editors
  • Thomas Roeper
  • Margaret Speas
Series Title
Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Series Volume
43
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05086-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05086-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05085-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-15574-6
Series ISSN
1873-0043
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 271
Number of Illustrations and Tables
71 b/w illustrations
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