Derivations and the Computational System. Cognitive Structures (Schema Assemblages). P e r c e p t i o n. P r o d u c t i o n. Semantic Structures (Hierarchical Constituents expressing objects, actions and relationships). “Phonological” Structures (Ordered Expressive
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actions and relationships)
Chomsky’s Minimalism A Performance Viewpoint
“Conic Sections” “Dynamics of Planetary Motion”
Language-Specific “Almost” Language-Independent
I will use the term SF for Semantic Form (not San Francisco!)
The idea is that this occupies the same place as LF in
the approach of many linguists, but emphasizes that Logic is more likely
to be a useful descriptive tool rather than a strict match for neural representations.
Visualize 3 “forces” acting to turn a cognitive form into a sentence
Scene Cognitive Form ------ Sentence