Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics

Storage and Computation in the Language Faculty

Editors: Nooteboom, S.G., Weerman, F., Wijnen, F.N.K (Eds.)

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Every now and again I receive a lengthy manuscript from a kind of theoretician known to psychiatrists as the "triangle people" - kooks who have independently discovered that everything in the universe comes in threes (solid , liquid, gas; protons, neutrons, electrons; the Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost ; Moe, Larry, Curly; and so on) . At the risk of sounding like a triangle person, let me explain why I think that the topic of this volume - - storage and computation in the language fac­ ulty - though having just two sides rather than three, is the key to understanding every interesting issue in the study of language. I will begin with the fundamental scientific problem in linguistics: explaining the vast expressive power of language. What is the trick behind our ability to filleach others' heads with so many different ideas? I submit there is not one trick but two, and they have been emphasized by different thinkers throughout the history of linguistics.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Minimising or Maximising Storage? An Introduction

    Nooteboom, Sieb (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • What’s in the Lexicon?

    Jackendoff, Ray

    Pages 23-58

  • Dutch Inflection: The Rules that Prove the Exception

    Baayen, Harald (et al.)

    Pages 61-92

  • Words, Rules and Stems in the Italian Mental Lexicon

    Say, Tessa (et al.)

    Pages 93-129

  • The Balance Between Storage and Computation in Phonology

    Booij, Geert

    Pages 133-156

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Softcover $72.95
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Storage and Computation in the Language Faculty
Editors
  • S.G. Nooteboom
  • F. Weerman
  • F.N.K Wijnen
Series Title
Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0355-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0355-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0527-5
Series ISSN
1873-0043
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
356
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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