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Science  28 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5577, pp. 2341-2342
DOI: 10.1126/science.1073303

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Foundations of Language Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution. Ray Jackendoff. Oxford University Press, New York, 2002. 497 pp. $40, £25. ISBN 0-19-827012-7.

Building on developments in linguistics over the past half century, Jackendoff offers an interpretation of "parallel architecture" to explain how the brain stores and processes language.