One of the major discoveries in the history of XX century linguistics is that the linear sequence of words constituting a sentence is organized in a hierarchical and recursive fashion. Is this hierarchical structure similar to action and motor planning, as recent proposals suggest? Some crucial differences are highlighted on both the theoretical and empirical ground that make this parallel empirically and theoretically unsuitable with far-reaching consequences on evolutionary perspectives.

On the similarity between syntax and actions

Moro a
2014

Abstract

One of the major discoveries in the history of XX century linguistics is that the linear sequence of words constituting a sentence is organized in a hierarchical and recursive fashion. Is this hierarchical structure similar to action and motor planning, as recent proposals suggest? Some crucial differences are highlighted on both the theoretical and empirical ground that make this parallel empirically and theoretically unsuitable with far-reaching consequences on evolutionary perspectives.
language; mirror neuron; brain; syntax; recursion; locality
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