Language in the Brain

Language in the Brain

by Helmut Schnelle
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521739713

ISBN-13: 9780521739719

Pub. Date: 06/30/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Linguistics, neurocognition and phenomenological psychology are fundamentally different fields of research. Helmut Schnelle's aim is to promote an interdisciplinary understanding of a new integrated field in which linguists will be competent in neurocognition and neuroscientists in structure linguistics. Consequently, the first part of the book is a systematic

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Linguistics, neurocognition and phenomenological psychology are fundamentally different fields of research. Helmut Schnelle's aim is to promote an interdisciplinary understanding of a new integrated field in which linguists will be competent in neurocognition and neuroscientists in structure linguistics. Consequently, the first part of the book is a systematic introduction to the functional constitution of the brain components that organize form and meaning. The essential core elements are perceptions, actions, attention, emotion and feeling. Their descriptions provide foundations for experience-based semantics and pragmatics. The second part is addressed to non-linguists in presenting the structure foundations and formal presentations of currently established linguistic frameworks. This book should be serious reading for anyone interested in a comprehensive understanding of language, in which evolution, functional organization and hierarchies are explained by reference to brain architecture and dynamics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521739719
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xvii

Part I Functional Neuroscience of Language Organization in the Brain

Chapter 1 The brain in functional perspective 3

Chapter 2 Organizations in complex organisms 32

Chapter 3 Neural perspectives of semantics: examples of seeing, acting, memorizing, meaningful understanding, feeling and thought 55

Chapter 4 Combination and integration of intelligent thought and feeling 79

Part II Introducing Linguistics to Neuroscientists

Chapter 5 Introducing formal grammar 113

Chapter 6 Grammar as life 132

Chapter 7 Integrating language organization in mind and brain: the world of thinking and knowing, liking or hating other mind/brain/bodies 154

Chapter 8 Dynamic language organization in stages of complexity 181

References 213

Author index 219

Subject index 221

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