Patterns in the Mind
Ray Jackendoff, 1994


Part I. The fundamental arguments

1. Finding our way into the problem: the nature/nurture issue

2. The argument for mental grammar

3. The argument for innate knowledge

Part II. The organization of mental grammar

4. Overview

5. Phonological structure

6. Syntactic structure

7. American sign language

Part III. Evidence for the biological basis of language

8. How children learn language

9. Language acquisition in unusual circumstances I

10. Language acquisition in unusual circumstances II

11. Language and the brain

Part IV. Mental capacities other than language

12. The argument for the construction of experience

13. Music and Vision

14. Language as a window on thought

15. Social organization

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