Recursion: Complexity In Cognition by Tom RoeperRecursion: Complexity In Cognition by Tom Roeper

Recursion: Complexity In Cognition

byTom RoeperEditorMargaret Speas

Paperback | March 4, 2015

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This volume focuses on recursion and reveals a host of new theoretical arguments, philosophical perspectives, formal representations and empirical evidence from parsing, acquisition and computer models, highlighting its central role in modern science. Noam Chomsky, whose work introduced recursion to linguistics and cognitive science and other leading researchers in the fields of philosophy, semantics, computer science and psycholinguistics in showing the profound reach of this concept into modern science. Recursion has been at the heart of generative grammar from the outset. Recent work in minimalism has put it at center-stage with a wide range of consequences across the intellectual landscape. The contributor to this volume both advance the field and provide a cross-sectional view of the place that recursion takes in modern science.
Title:Recursion: Complexity In CognitionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:271 pagesPublished:March 4, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319155741

ISBN - 13:9783319155746

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Margaret Speas.- Minimal Recursion:  Exploring the Prospects By Noam Chomsky.- Recursion Restrictions:  Where Grammars Count By Hilda Koopman.- Deriving the Two-argument Restriction without Recursion By Eva Juarros-Daussà.- Embedding Illocutionary Acts By Manfred Krifka.- Recursion, Legibility, Use By Peter Ludlow.- Recursion and Truth By Wolfram Hinzen.-  Recursion in Language:  Is it Indirectly constrained? By Aravind Joshi.- Recursion in Grammar and Performance By Edward P. Stabler.- Empirical Results and Formal Approaches to Recursion in Acquisition By Bart Hollebrandse and Tom Roeper.- Recursive Complements and Propositional Attitudes By Jill deVilliers and Kate Hobbs.- Recursive Merge and Human Language Evolution By Koji Fujita.

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"The papers in this well-edited and well-written book are the results of a 2009 conference at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. . I highly recommend this well-edited collection to researchers and students interested in this topic." (Burkhard Englert, Computing Reviews, January, 2015)