24.444, Books: An Introduction to Linguistics as Cognitive Science (Second Edition): Isac, Reiss

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Subject: An Introduction to Linguistics as Cognitive Science (Second Edition): Isac, Reiss

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Title: I-Language 
Subtitle: An Introduction to Linguistics as Cognitive Science (Second Edition) 
Series Title: Oxford Core Linguistics  

Publication Year: 2013 
Publisher: Oxford University Press
	   http://www.oup.com/us
	

Book URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199660179.do 


Author: Daniela Isac
Author: Charles Reiss

Paperback: ISBN:  9780199660179 Pages: 392 Price: U.K. £ 19.99


Abstract:

Please Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

I-Language introduces the uninitiated to linguistics as cognitive science. In
an engaging, down-to-earth style Daniela Isac and Charles Reiss give a
crystal-clear demonstration of the application of the scientific method in
linguistic theory. Their presentation of the research program inspired by Noam
Chomsky shows how the focus of theory and research in linguistics shifted from
treating language as a disembodied, human-external entity to cognitive
biolinguistics - the study of language as a human cognitive system embedded
within the mind/brain of each individual. The recurring theme of equivalence
classes in linguistic computation ties together the presentation of material
from phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. The same theme is used to
help students understand the place of linguistics in the broader context of
the cognitive sciences, by drawing on examples from vision, audition and even
animal cognition.

This textbook is unique in its integration of empirical issues of linguistic
analysis, engagement with philosophical questions that arise in the study of
language, and treatment of the history of the field. Topics ranging from
allophony to reduplication, ergativity, and negative polarity are invoked to
show the implications of findings in cognitive biolinguistics for
philosophical issues like reference, the mind-body problem, and nature-nurture
debates.

The well-tested material in the book is appropriate for a variety of
audiences, from large introductory courses in linguistics to graduate seminars
in cognitive science or philosophy of mind. It contains numerous exercises and
guides for further reading as well as ideas for student projects. A companion
website with guidance for instructors and answers to the exercises features a
series of pdf slide presentations to accompany the teaching of each topic.

This fully revised and updated second edition includes additional exercises
and expanded discussions on topics such as language and culture, philosophy,
and rationalist explorations of language and mind.
 



Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                     Linguistic Theories
                     Philosophy of Language


Written In: English  (eng)

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