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Is syntax a representation in itself?

  • Maritza Rivera-Gaxiola (a1) and Juan Felipe Silva-Pereyra (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X02450066
  • Published online: 01 June 2002
Abstract

We address the issue of the nature of representations during development regarding language acquisition. The controversy of syntax as a process or operation for representation formation and syntax as a representation in itself is discussed. Eliminating the cognitive unconscious does not warrant a simplified, more parsimonious approach to human cognition in general.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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