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Cognitive Interfaces

Constraints on Linking Cognitive Information

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This book brings new perspectives to bear on the the architecture of the mind and the relationship between language and cognition. It considers how information is linked in the mind between different cognitive and expressive levels - so that people can, for example, talk about what they see and act upon what they hear - and how these linkages are and need to be constrained. The book is concerned in particular with the perception and representation of spatial structure. In the opening chapter the editors address the general issues underlying current research and set each chapter in context. The book is then divided into four parts. The first two discuss the properties of the conceptual to syntactic structure interface and the conceptual to spatial structure interface. Part three examines constraints on the lexical interface and the different kinds of cognitive information in word representations. Part four considers how the neural architecture of the brain constrains mapping relations between different kinds of cognitive information. The authors are psychologists and linguists. They show the insights that can be gained from the joint deployment of theoretical linguistic and experimental psychological research and the value of a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of mind, brain, and language.

Author Biography

Emile van der Zee is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside. His publications include Spatial Knowledge and Spatial Language. Urpo Nikanne is Professor of Finnish at the Department of East European and Oriental Studies, University of Oslo, Norway. His publications include 'Case and Other Functional Categories in Finnish Syntax', Studies in Generative Grammar 39.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2001
Contributors
Edited by Emile Van Der Zee Edited by Urpo Nikanne
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
numerous line figures
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
272
Dimensions
163x242x20
ISBN-13
9780198299615
Product ID
1858511

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