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In this monograph Tanya Reinhart discusses strategies enabling the interface of different cognitive systems, which she identifies as the systems of concepts, inference, context, and sound. Her point of departure is Noam Chomsky's hypothesis that language is optimally designed -- namely, that in many cases, the bare minimum needed for constructing syntactic derivations is sufficient for the full needs of the interface. Deviations from this principle are viewed as imperfections. The book covers in depth four areas of the ...

Interface Strategies: Optimal and Costly Computations 2006, MIT Press (MA), Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262182508

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Interface Strategies: Optimal and Costly Computations 2006, MIT Press (MA), Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262681568

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