Philosophical Studies Series

Psychosyntax

The Nature of Grammar and its Place in the Mind

Authors: Pereplyotchik, David

  • Provides a detailed study of the co-evolution of syntactic theory and computational parsing models
  • Is an empirically informed philosophical account of the psychological reality of syntactic constructs
  • Presents an up-to-date discussion and philosophical critique of the subject  
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This volume examines two main questions: What is linguistics about? And how do the results of linguistic theorizing bear on inquiry in related fields, particularly in psychology? The book develops views that depart from received wisdom in both philosophy and linguistics. With regard to questions concerning the subject matter, methodological goals, and ontological commitments of formal syntactic theorizing, it argues that the cognitive conception adopted by most linguists and philosophers is not the only acceptable view, and that the arguments in its favor collapse under scrutiny.   Nevertheless, as the book shows, a detailed examination of the relevant psycholinguistic results and computational models does support the claim that the theoretical constructs of formal linguistics are operative in real-time language comprehension. These constructs fall into two categories: mental phrase markers and mental syntactic principles. Both are indeed psychologically real, but in importantly different ways. The book concludes by drawing attention to the importance of the often-elided distinction between personal and subpersonal psychological states and processes, as well as the logical character of dispositional and occurrent states. By clarifying these concepts, particularly by reference to up-and-running psychological and computational models, the book yields a richer and more satisfying perspective on the psychological reality of language.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The Ontology of Language and the Methodology of Linguistics

    Pereplyotchik, David

    Pages 1-18

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  • Cognitivism and Nominalism in the Philosophy of Linguistics

    Pereplyotchik, David

    Pages 19-44

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  • E-Language and I-Language

    Pereplyotchik, David

    Pages 45-68

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  • Language Acquisition and the Explanatory Adequacy Condition

    Pereplyotchik, David

    Pages 69-84

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  • Mental Phrase Markers in Sentence Processing

    Pereplyotchik, David

    Pages 85-123

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60064-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychosyntax
Book Subtitle
The Nature of Grammar and its Place in the Mind
Authors
Series Title
Philosophical Studies Series
Series Volume
129
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60066-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60066-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60064-2
Series ISSN
0921-8599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations
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