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Mind Design and Minimal Syntax

Wolfram Hinzen


This book introduces generative grammar as an area of study, asking what it tells us about the human mind. It lays the foundation for the unification of modern generative linguistics with the philosophies of mind and language. It introduces Chomsky's program of a ‘minimalist’ syntax as a novel explanatory vision of the human mind. It explains how the Minimalist Program originated from work in cognitive science, biology, linguistics, and philosophy, and examines its implications for work in these fields. It also considers the way the human mind is designed when seen as an arrangement of structu ... More

Keywords: linguistics, philosophy, biology, cognitive science, generative grammar, Chomsky, Minimalist Program, structural patterns in nature, rationalism, internalism

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199289257
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289257.001.0001


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Wolfram Hinzen, author
University of Amsterdam
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