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Message 1: A Neurobiological Theory and Method of Language Acquisition: Janik

Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2003 17:00:33 -0500 (EST)
From: lincom.europa <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: A Neurobiological Theory and Method of Language Acquisition: Janik



Title: A Neurobiological Theory and Method of Language Acquisition
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Language Acquisition 10
			
Publication Year: 2003	
Publisher: Lincom GmbH www.lincom-europa.com, http://lincom.at	
			
Author: Daniel S. Janik, Intercultural Communications College,
 Honolulu

Paperback: ISBN: 3895867632, Pages: 300, Price: EUR 68
			
Abstract:
			
This monograph is NOT about teaching - it's about EFFECTIVE LEARNING
from a perspective that leads to an entirely new form of learning and
language acquistion involving transformational discovery, mentorship
and interpretation. Its roots are as old as Socrates. Linguists,
biologists, anatomists, physiologists, psychologists, sociologists and
physicians in the tradition of the "German School" of learning have
contributed over the centuries to what is now nothing less than a
revolution in learning, and the 'business of teaching'. In this
seminal work, I have drawn from contemporary clinical and experimental
data beginning with effective traumatic learning to develop a
Neurobiological theory of learning, including methodology and
tenets. When applied in a traditional language classroom setting, the
results have been nothing short of astounding. With its focus on
language acquisition and learning, this monograph is a treasure-trove
of new information for educators, linguists, "teachers," tutors,
psychologists, physicians and researchers interested in transforming a
field that has remained in the "dark ages" for too long.

PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION 3
CHAPTER 2 - THE NEED FOR A NEW LEARNING METHODOLOGY 6
Reason, Logic and Proof 6
Source Material 9
Approach 10
Resources 11
CLINICAL AND EMPIRICAL EXPERIENCE
CHAPTER 3 - TRAUMATIC LEARNING. 15
Exceptional Learning 15
Eidetic Recall 15
Absent and False Memories 17
The Paradox of Traumatic Learning 18
Ritual 20
Memory Stability 24
Reflexive Learning 26
Frozen Learning 29
Associative and Interpretive Recrafting 31
Peripheral Learning 33
Learning Object Constancy 35
Interpretive Resources 36
Traumatic Recruitment and Reinforcement 38
Recovery 41
Mind-Body-Spirit 45
Generational Transmission 45
Symbols 49
Rhythmicity 52
CHAPTER 4 - COGNITIVE LEARNING 56
Cognition 56
Metacognition 58
World View 61
Spirituality 62
Learning Disabilities 64
Developmental Learning 67
Sex and Intelligence 69
EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE
CHAPTER 5 - NON-IMAGING STUDIES 72
Postmortem and Ablative Studies 72
Brain Language 77
Lateralization 79
Recruitment 81
The Embryological Perspective 83
The Triune Brain 85
Cerebral Organization 88
Displacement 91
Cerebellar Organization 93
The Thalamus and Limbic System 94
Feelings 97
Myelination 99
Critical Language Period 101
CHAPTER 6 - IMAGING STUDIES 105
Brain Imaging 105
Cerebral Learning and the Birth Event 108
Early Postnatal Learning 111
Vocalization 114
Tools 116
Cerebellar Studies 118
Thalamolimbic Studies 119
NEUROBIOLOGICAL LEARNING
CHAPTER 7 - NEURO-ANATOMICAL BASES 122
CHAPTER 8 - NEUROBIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS 128
Intelligence 129
Standard Intelligence 133
G-Factor 135
Numeracy 138
Reasoning 140
Logic 142
Truth 144
Consciousness 146
Sleep and Lucid Dreaming 148
Higher-Orders of Consciousness 150
A NEUROBIOLOGICAL THEORY OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
CHAPTER 9 - LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 154
Calls 154
Speech 157

(for the entire abstract please see the LINCOM webshop: www.lincom.at)
			
Lingfield(s):	Language Acquisition

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