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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.Read more
- Bridges the gap between neuroscience and principles of linguistics, and provides an interdisciplinary approach to perspectives of language form, use and meaning
- Divided into two parts, allowing a basic and more comprehensive view for the beginner and advanced reader
- Fully illustrated, with comprehensive descriptions to help understanding of the models of translating formalist linguistic structure descriptions into plausible neural models
Reviews & endorsements
"The book is informative [and] ambitious."
Andrew Kertesz, The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
10th Sep 2013 by Murregon
Its an amazing book
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- Date Published: June 2010
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521515498
- length: 244 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 157 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.52kg
- contains: 33 b/w illus.
- availability: In stock
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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