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Cover illustration: The photograph (taken by the author) is of part of the exterior wall of a long, low building on Suomenlinna, a maritime fortress built on a group of islands near Helsinki. Part of the building houses the library for the community.

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Names: Edmondson, William, author.

Title: The sequential imperative : general cognitive principles and the structure of behaviour / by William H. Edmondson.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill-Rodopi, 2017. | Series: Value inquiry book series, issn 0929-8436 ; volume 301. Cognitive Science | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: lccn 2017022617 (print) | lccn 2017031793 (ebook) | isbn9789004342996 (E-book) | isbn 9789004342897 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Subjects: lcsh: Cognition. | Cognitive science. | Linguistics. | Human behavior.

Classification: lcc bf311 (ebook) | lcc bf311 .e329 2017 (print) | ddc 153--dc23

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The Sequential Imperative

General Cognitive Principles and the Structure of Behaviour