Chapter

The Complexity of Linguistic Structure

Ray Jackendoff

in Foundations of Language

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780198270126
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191713255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270126.003.0001
 The Complexity of Linguistic Structure

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter seeks to establish a baseline of what a theory of linguistic structure must be responsible for. For linguists, the chapter should serve as a reminder of the scope of the enterprise and as an orientation into the outlook of the present study. Topics discussed include the structure of a simple sentence, phonological structure, syntactic structure, semantic/conceptual and spatial structure, connecting the levels, and anaphora and bounded dependencies.

Keywords: simple sentence; phonological structure; syntactic structure; semantic/conceptual structure; spatial structure; anaphora and bounded dependencies

Chapter.  6258 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psycholinguistics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.