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Title: Jackendoff e a Arquitectura Paralela
Subtitle: Apresentação e discussão de um modelo de linguagem
Written By: Alexandra Soares Rodrigues
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 49
Description:

Este livro oferece uma reflexão crítica acerca do modelo de linguagem
“Arquitectura Paralela” de Ray Jackendoff, através do confronto deste
modelo com diferentes visões de outros autores. Este volume não é uma
mera apresentação ou resumo do modelo de Jackendoff. É antes um
exercício de ponderação de várias questões relacionadas com a arquitectura
da linguagem e com a sua definição evolutiva na espécie humana.

O trabalho de Ray Jackendoff revelou-se assaz influente no domínio das
ciências que estudam a linguagem. A sua influência verifica-se não apenas
em áreas pertencentes ou relacionadas com a linguística, como a
psicolinguística, a semântica, a sintaxe, a teoria da linguagem, mas também
em áreas em que essa relação não é aparentemente tão imediatista, como
as neurociências e a biologia evolutiva.

No final de cada capítulo, incluímos algumas questões, que funcionam como
súmulas dos principais aspectos focados, que podem ser alvo de discussão
pelo leitor.

Devido à extensão de domínios focados por Jackendoff, este livro é dirigido
não apenas a estudantes de linguística, mas também de antropologia,
psicologia e, em suma, a todos aqueles que têm interesse acerca da
linguagem e da espécie humana.

Alexandra Soares Rodrigues é Professora Adjunta do Instituto Politécnico de
Bragança, onde lecciona disciplinas de Linguística. É membro do Centro de
Estudos de Linguística Geral.

This book offers a critical reflection on the model of language “Parallel
Architecture” by Ray Jackendoff comparing this model with different
approaches of other authors. This volume is not a simple presentation or a
summary of Jackendoff’s model. It is mainly an exercise of reflection on
different questions related to the architecture of language and its evolutionary
definition of the Human species.

The work of Ray Jackendoff has revealed itself to be very influential in the
sciences that study language. Its influence is verified not only in scientific
domains belonging to or related to linguistics, as is the case of psychology,
semantics, syntax or language theory, but also in areas where that relation is
apparently not so immediate, such as neurosciences and evolutionary
biology.

At the end of each chapter we have included some questions that function as
a summary of the main focused topics, which may be discussed by the
reader.

Due to the extensive nature of the domains focused on by Jackendoff, this
volume is aimed not only at linguistics students, but also at anthropology
students, psychology students, and, in short, at all those that have an
interest in language and the Human species.

Alexandra Soares Rodrigues is Associated Professor at the Escola Superior
de Educação of the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança and researcher of the
Centro de Estudos de Linguística Geral e Aplicada of the University of
Coimbra.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862885121
Pages: 154
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