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The Mystery of the Overlooked Discipline: Modern Syntactic Theory and Cognitive Science

Publication: Revue roumaine de linguistique, LIX (2), p. 151-178
Publisher:Editura Academiei
Abstract:This paper critically reviews the assessment of the history of linguistic theory, particularly mainstream generative grammar, in relation to cognitive science since the 1950s as described in Boden (2006). After attempting to set the record straight by considering some of the more egregious omissions in Boden’s account, the paper addresses the question of repeated misconceptions of generative grammar that abound in much of the secondary cognitive-science literature. Adopting Dawkins’ (1976) concept of “meme”, several of these misconceptions are discussed and refuted.
Key words:Linguistic theory, generative grammar, Chomsky, meme
Language: English

Citations to this publication: 1

References in this publication: 4

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How the Mind Creates Language
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36Noam ChomskySyntactic StructuresMouton & Co.; Mouton de Gruyter1957, 1963, 1972; 2002

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