Language in the Brain (Paperback)Helmut Schnelle (author)
Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 20/05/2010
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Linguistics, neurocognition, and phenomenological psychology are fundamentally different fields of research. Helmut Schnelle provides an interdisciplinary understanding of a new integrated field in which linguists can be competent in neurocognition and neuroscientists in structure linguistics. Consequently the first part of the book is a systematic introduction to the function of the form and meaning-organising brain component - with the essential core elements being perceptions, actions, attention, emotion and feeling. Their descriptions provide foundations for experiences based on semantics and pragmatics. The second part is addressed to non-linguists and presents the structural foundations of currently established linguistic frameworks. This book should be serious reading for anyone interested in a comprehensive understanding of language, in which evolution, functional organisation and hierarchies are explained by reference to brain architecture and dynamics.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 229 x 155 x 13 mm
"The book is informative [and] ambitious." Andrew Kertesz, The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
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