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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)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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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
3 b/w illustrations
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