The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.
The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin
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Structuralism was abandoned before its potential as a cognitive science could be realized. Reviving it with what we know today provides new insights into the structure of consciousness. Treating the relations between actual linguistic signs as organic properties of mind reveals a set of conceptual relations that lie beyond the constructs of cognitive psychology, in the transpersonal realm of higher order consciousness. This is where correlates can be found between linguistic sign relations, ultimate states of consciousness, and the elemental structure of myths.