The Harmonic Mind, Volume 1

The Harmonic Mind, Volume 1

From Neural Computation to Optimality-Theoretic Grammar Volume I: Cognitive Architecture

By Paul Smolensky and Géraldine Legendre

A Bradford Book





Out of Print ISBN: 9780262195263 590 pp. | 6.69 in x 9.61 in


$60.00 X ISBN: 9780262516198 590 pp. | 6.69 in x 9.61 in


  • The Harmonic Mind is a work of remarkable scope. Smolensky, Legendre, and their coauthors elaborate the connectionist foundations of optimality theory and explore the multifaceted consequences of the cognitive architecture they posit. Their investigations touch on an extraordinary range of linguistic, computational, psychological, mathematical, and philosophical issues of central importance to the scientific study of language.

    Tom Wasow

    Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy, Stanford University