The parallel architecture and its place in cognitive science

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Ray Jackendoff
Tufts University
Abstract
It has become fashionable recently to speak of linguistic inquiry as biolinguistics, an attempt to frame questions of linguistic theory in a biological context. The Minimalist Program (Chomsky 1995, 2001) is of course the most prominent stream of research in this paradigm. However, an alternative stream within the paradigm, the Parallel Architecture, has been developing in my own work over the past 30 years; it includes two important subcomponents, Conceptual Structure and Simpler Syntax (Jackendoff 2002, 2007b; Culicover and Jackendoff 2005). The present article will show how the Parallel Architecture is in many ways a more promising realization of biolinguistic goals than the Minimalist Program, and that it is more conducive to integration with both the rest of linguistic theory and the rest of cognitive science.
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