Cognitive Interfaces: Constraints on Linking Cognitive by Emile van de Zee, Urpo Nikanne

By Emile van de Zee, Urpo Nikanne

This ebook brings new views to undergo at the structure of the brain and the connection among language and cognition. It considers how info is associated within the brain among various cognitive and expressive degrees - in order that humans can, for instance, discuss what they see and act upon what they listen - and the way those linkages are and want to be restricted. The e-book is worried particularly with the notion and illustration of spatial constitution. The authors, all psychologists and linguists, convey that insights may be received from the joint deployment of theoretical linguistic and experimental mental study and the worth of a multi-disciplinary method of the research of brain, mind, and language.

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See Rosenkvist () for a suggestion along these lines, and Grohmann (in progress) for a detailed discussion of a closely related idea. Roughly speaking, the information present at the VP-level concerns the predicate–argument structure (theta-structure) of the clause, the information present at IP concerns the purely grammatical aspects of the clause, and the C-domain contains information that links the propositional content of the clause to discourse. This model is illustrated in (). (4) Mental lexicon V-domain I-domain C-domain TF GF DF PF  This resembles early versions of the Extended Standard Theory of Generative Grammar, like Chomsky () and Jackendoff (), where systems with multiple interface levels between syntax and semantics were assumed.

The kinds of constraint that apply to representations also apply to ‘interfaces’ between representations. This page intentionally left blank Part One Constraints on the Conceptual-Structureto-Syntactic-Structure Interface This page intentionally left blank 2 Multiple Interfaces CHRISTER PLATZACK Within present-day generative grammar (the Minimalist program, Chomsky , ), it is generally postulated that autonomous syntax (I-language) provides information to two kinds of performance systems—sensori-motor systems and systems of thought.

E. the interface GF in (), the systems of thought need to read off the hierarchical structure of the I-domain, which immediately provides the information relevant at this interface. For the V-domain, the TF interface in () only partially functions in the same way: the interpreting systems must be able to determine which argument is the internal one and which the external one. The additional elements of the V-domain may come in any order, theoretically, which suggests that there is no underlying universal hierarchy.

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