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Author Fortescue, Michael D
Title A neural network model of lexical organization / Michael Fortescue
Imprint London ; New York : Continuum, c2009
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  P325 .F67 2009    AVAILABLE    30630020026116
Descript vi, 238 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Series Continuum studies in theoretical linguistics
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [230]-234) and index
"The subject matter of this book is the mental lexicon, that is, the way in which the form and meaning of words is stored by speakers of specific languages. This book attempts to narrow the gap between the results of experimental neurology and the concerns of theoretical linguistics in the area of lexical semantics. The prime goal as regards linguistic theory is to show how matters of lexical organization can be analysed and discussed within a neurologically informed framework that is both adaptable and constrained. It combines the perspectives of distributed network modelling and linguistic semantics, and draws upon the accruing evidence from neuroimaging studies as regards the cortical regions involved. It engages with a number of controversial current issues in both disciplines. The book is intended as a tool for linguists interested in psychological adequacy and the latest advances in cognitive science. It provides a principled means of distinguishing those semantic features required by a mental lexicon that have a direct bearing on grammar from those that do not. It will appeal to researchers in neurolinguistics and lexical semantics."--p. 4 of cover
Subject Neurolinguistics
Alt Title A neural network model of lexical organisation
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