The Language Organ: Linguistics as Cognitive Physiology

The Language Organ: Linguistics as Cognitive Physiology

by Stephen R. Anderson, David W. Lightfoot, David Lightfoot
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521007836

ISBN-13: 9780521007832

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study treats human language as the manifestation of a faculty of the mind, which is seen as a mental organ whose nature is determined by human biology and whose functional properties should be explored as physiology explores the functional properties of physical organs. The book surveys the nature of the language faculty in its various aspects: the systems

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This study treats human language as the manifestation of a faculty of the mind, which is seen as a mental organ whose nature is determined by human biology and whose functional properties should be explored as physiology explores the functional properties of physical organs. The book surveys the nature of the language faculty in its various aspects: the systems of sounds, words, and syntax, the development of language in the child and historically, what is known about its relation to the brain.

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ISBN-13:
9780521007832
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Studying the human language faculty; 2. Language as a mental organ; 3. Syntax; 4. Sound patterns to language; 5. Describing linguistic knowledge; 6. Phonetics and the I-linguistics of speech; 7. Morphology; 8. Language change; 9. 'Growing' a language; 10. The organic basis of language.

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