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Author Schnelle, Helmut
Title Language in the brain / Helmut Schnelle
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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 人文社會聯圖  QP399 .S36 2010    AVAILABLE    30630020033641
Descript xvii, 226 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note "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"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
1. The brain in functional perspective; 2. Organizations 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 -- 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 mind/brain/bodies; 8. Dynamic language organization in stages of complexity
Subject Neurolinguistics
Cognitive neuroscience
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