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An Introduction to Mind, Consciousness, and Language


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An Introduction to Mind, Consciousness, and Language by N.R. Cattell
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Introductory textbook explaining the interaction between the mind, consciousness and language. This textbook is a comprehensive introduction to the relationship between the mind, consciousness and language. Ray Cattell examines the key concepts from both philosophy and linguistics, including the mind / body problem, reformulates Descartes' 'I think therefore I am', 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 jargon-free manner. Student-friendly features include: Text boxes on key thinkers such as Chomsky, Fodor, and Skinner Summaries of key ideas such as behaviourism and connectionism Chapter summaries to aid student navigation of the book Suggestions for further reading A glossary of terms. This fascinating textbook is essential reading for students of cognitive linguistics, philosophy, and psychology.

Author Biography

Ray Cattell is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. He is the author of a number of books including Children's Language: Consensus and Controversy (Continuum, 2000).
Release date Australia
June 12th, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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