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Language in the Brain, Hardback Book


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 244 pages, 2 Halftones, black and white; 31 Line drawings, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Psycholinguistics
  • ISBN: 9780521515498



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