This textbook is a comprehensive introduction to the relationship between
the mind, consciousness and language. The book examines the key concepts
from both philosophy and linguistics including the mind/body problem,
analyses Skinner's behaviourist position, Chomsky's transformational
grammar, Fodor's representational theory of meaning, and the basics of
connectionism. Difficult concepts and terms are explained succintly, in a
This fascinating textbook is essential reading for students of cognitive
linguistics, philosophy and psychology.