Language in the Brain Hardback
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: 20/05/2010
- Category: Psycholinguistics
- ISBN: 9780521515498