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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

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Title: The Algebraic Mind: Integrating Connectionism and Cognitive Science
Written By: Gary F. Marcus
Series Title: Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change
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In The Algebraic Mind, Gary F. Marcus integrates two competing theories about how the mind works, one which says that the mind is a computer-like manipulator of symbols, and another which says that the mind is a large network of neurons working together in parallel. Refuting the conventional wisdom that says that if the mind is a large neural network it cannot simultaneously be a manipulator of symbols, Marcus shows how neural systems could be organized so as to manipulate symbols, why such systems explain language and cognition better than systems that eschew symbols, how such system could evolve, and how they might unfold developmentally within the womb. The
Algebraic Mind revamps our understanding of models in cognitive neuroscience and helps to set a new agenda for the field.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: MIT Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0262133792
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 225