Ray Jackendoff

List of John Benjamins publications for which Ray Jackendoff plays a role.


On Language and Consciousness

Ray Jackendoff and Wallace Chafe

Special issue of Pragmatics & Cognition 4:1 (1996) viii, 217 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Consciousness research | Pragmatics


Jackendoff, Ray and Jenny Audring 2021 Chapter 7. Morphological schemas: Theoretical and psycholinguistic issuesPolylogues on The Mental Lexicon: An exploration of fundamental issues and directions, Libben, Gary, Gonia Jarema and Victor Kuperman (eds.), pp. 187–220 | Chapter
Ergin, Rabia, Ann Senghas, Ray Jackendoff and Lila Gleitman 2020 Structural cues for symmetry, asymmetry, and non-symmetry in Central Taurus Sign LanguageSpecial Issue in Memory of Irit Meir, Lillo-Martin, Diane, Wendy Sandler, Marie Coppola and Rose Stamp (eds.), pp. 171–207 | Article
We investigate how predicates expressing symmetry, asymmetry and non-symmetry are encoded in a newly emerging sign language, Central Taurus Sign Language (CTSL). We find that predicates involving symmetry (i.e., reciprocal and symmetrical actions) differ from those involving asymmetry (i.e.,… read more
Audring, Jenny, Geert Booij and Ray Jackendoff 2017 Menscheln, kibbelen, sparkle: Verbal diminutives between grammar and lexiconLinguistics in the Netherlands 2017, Lestrade, Sander and Bert Le Bruyn (eds.), pp. 1–15 | Article
German, Dutch and English have surprisingly large sets of verbal diminutives: verbs ending in -el/-le and carrying an attenuative and/or iterative meaning. These verbs exhibit particular properties that make them interesting for morphological theory. Focussing on Dutch data, this paper sketches… read more
Jackendoff, Ray and Jenny Audring 2016 Morphological schemas: Theoretical and psycholinguistic issuesNew Questions for the Next Decade, Jarema, Gonia, Gary Libben and Victor Kuperman (eds.), pp. 467–493 | Article
We propose a theory of the lexicon in which rules of grammar, encoded as declarative schemas, are lexical items containing variables. We develop a notation to encode precise relations among lexical items and show how this differs from the standard notion of inheritance. We also show how schemas… read more
Wittenberg, Eva, Ray Jackendoff, Gina Kuperberg, Martin Paczynski, Jesse Snedeker and Heike Wiese 2014 The mental representation and processing of light verbsStructuring the Argument: Multidisciplinary research on verb argument structure, Bachrach, Asaf, Isabelle Roy and Linnaea Stockall (eds.), pp. 61–80 | Article
This article gives an overview of our ongoing research on the processing and representation of light verb constructions. Light verb constructions consist of a light verb, which is semantically bleached, and an event nominal, which identifies the kind of event. Together the noun and the verb… read more
Jackendoff, Ray 1996 How language helps us thinkOn Language and Consciousness, Jackendoff, Ray and Wallace Chafe, pp. 1–34 | Article
On formal and empirical grounds, the overt form of language cannot be the vehicle that the mind uses for reasoning. Nevertheless, we most frequently experience our thought as "inner speech". It is argued that inner speech aids thought by providing a "handle " for attention, making it possible to… read more
Jackendoff, Ray 1996 Preliminaries to discussing how language helps us thinkOn Language and Consciousness, Jackendoff, Ray and Wallace Chafe, pp. 197–213 | Reply