An Invitation to Cognitive Science, Vol. 1: Language (Volume by Lila Gleitman, Mark Liberman

An Invitation to Cognitive Science, Vol. 1: Language (Volume by Lila Gleitman, Mark Liberman

By Lila Gleitman, Mark Liberman

An Invitation to Cognitive Science presents some extent of access into the substantial realm of cognitive technology, delivering chosen examples of matters and theories from a lot of its subfields. the entire volumes within the moment variation comprise considerably revised and in addition to totally new chapters.

Rather than surveying theories and knowledge within the demeanour attribute of many introductory textbooks within the box, An Invitation to Cognitive Science employs a different case research procedure, providing a concentrated study subject in a few intensity and hoping on recommended readings to express the breadth of perspectives and effects. each one bankruptcy tells a coherent medical tale, no matter if constructing topics and ideas or describing a selected version and exploring its implications.

The volumes are self contained and will be used separately in upper-level undergraduate and graduate classes starting from introductory psychology, linguistics, cognitive technological know-how, and determination sciences, to social psychology, philosophy of brain, rationality, language, and imaginative and prescient science.

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2. Cognitive science. I. Gleitman, Lila R. 168 1995 153dc20 Second printing, 1997 95-10924 CIP Page v Contents List of Contributors viii Foreword x The Study of Cognition Daniel N. Osherson xi The Cognitive Science of Language: Introduction Lila R. Gleitman and Mark Liberman xix Chapter 1 The Invention of Language by Children: Environmental and Biological Influences on the Acquisition of Language Lila R. Gleitman and Elissa L. Newport 1 Chapter 2 The Case of the Missing Copula: The Interpretation of Zeroes in African-American English William Labov 25 Chapter 3 The Sound Structure of Mawu Words: A Case Study in the Cognitive Science of Speech Mark Liberman 55 Chapter 4 Exploring Developmental Changes in Cross-language Speech Perception Janet F.

In both speech communities the copula contracts or disappears in intricate patterns whose explanation requires considerable grammatical sophisticationand specifically requires the assumption that AAVE speakers know that the copula is an implicit part of their mental representation of the sentence, even when they do not express it. In sufficiently isolated speech communities, the sorts of differences that SE and AAVE exhibit can develop over a few generations to the point that mutual intelligibility is lost; the two dialects become separate languages.

Study of the human case might suggest new design principles to be incorporated into computerized systems. For example, investigating how the human visual system processes and interprets light might aid computer scientists in attempting to build automated systems with similar powers. Of course, there is no guarantee that investigating the human case will shed light on the artificial case. The human system might prove so difficult Page xiv to understand that computer scientists would do better to look elsewhere for guidance.

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