Language in the Brain

Language in the Brain

by Helmut Schnelle
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521515491

ISBN-13: 9780521515498

Pub. Date: 06/30/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521515498
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2010
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introducing Cognitive Neuroscience to Linguists: 1. The brain in functional perspective; 2. Organization in complex organisms; 3. Neural perspectives of semantics: examples of seeing, acting, memorizing, meaningful understanding, feeling, and thought; 4. Combination and integration of intelligent thought and feeling; Part II. Introducing Linguistics to Scientists: 5. Introducing formal grammar; 6. Grammar as life; 7. Integrating language organization in mind and brain - the world of thinking and knowing, liking or hating other people's mind/brain/bodies; 8. Dynamic language organization in stages of complexity.

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