TY - GEN ID - cogprints4972 UR - http://cogprints.org/4972/ A1 - Allott, Robin Y1 - 1995/// N2 - The semantic, syntactic and phonetic structures of language develop from a complex preexisting system, more specifically the preexisting motor system. Language thus emerged as an external physical expression of the neural basis for movement control. Features which made a wide range of skilled action possible - a set of elementary motor subprograms together with rules expressed in neural organization for combining subprograms into extended action sequences - were transferred to form a parallel set of programs and rules for speech and language. The already established integration of motor control with perceptual organization led directly to a systematic relation between language and the externally perceived world. PB - Mouton de Gruyter KW - motor control KW - motor theory KW - syntax KW - exaptation KW - action grammar KW - vision syntax KW - word categories KW - function words KW - word ordering TI - MOTOR THEORY OF LANGUAGE IN RELATION TO SYNTAX SP - 307 AV - public EP - 329 ER -