Language and mind
An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies - Anne McCabe
Anne McCabe [+]
Saint Louis University
Anne McCabe is a faculty member of the English Department at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain, where she teaches linguistics, ESL and writing pedagogy to undergraduate and graduate students. She has published widely on application of Systemic Functional Linguistics to analysis of educational and media texts including An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies (Equinox).
This chapter discusses the structural makeup of language and the mental processes which underlie the production of its structures. It examines the linguistic theory which attempts to model the kind of mental knowledge held of how words are formed (morphology), of how sentences are formed (syntax), and how the meaning of words is understood (semantics).