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LINGUIST List 18.3463

Tue Nov 20 2007

Books: Neurolinguistics/Psycholinguistics: Ingram

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Neurolinguistics: Ingram

Message 1: Neurolinguistics: Ingram
Date: 18-Nov-2007
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Neurolinguistics: Ingram
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Title: Neurolinguistics
Subtitle: An Introduction to Spoken Language Processing and its Disorders
Published: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: John C. L. Ingram
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521791908 Pages: 442 Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521791908 Pages: 442 Price: U.K. £ 50.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521796408 Pages: 442 Price: U.K. £ 25.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521796408 Pages: 442 Price: U.S. $ 48.00

What biological factors make human communication possible? How do we
process and understand language? How does brain damage affect these
mechanisms, and what can this tell us about how language is organized in
the brain? The field of neurolinguistics seeks to answer these questions,
which are crucial to linguistics, psychology and speech pathology alike.
This textbook introduces the central topics in neurolinguistics: speech
recognition, word and sentence structure, meaning, and discourse - in both
'normal' speakers and those with language disorders. It moves on to
provide a balanced discussion of key areas of debate such as modularity and
the 'language areas' of the brain, 'connectionist' versus 'symbolic'
modelling of language processing, and the nature of linguistic and mental
representations. Making accessible over half a century of scientific and
linguistic research, and containing extensive study questions, it will be
welcomed by all those interested in the relationship between language and
the brain.

Part I. Foundational Concepts and Issues:
1. Introduction and overview;
2. Aspects of language competence;
3. The neuroanatomy of language;
4. On modularity and method;

Part II. Speech Perception and Auditory Processing:
5. The problem of speech recognition;
6. Speech perception: paradigms and findings;
7. The speech recognition lexicon;
8. Disorders of auditory processing and word recognition;

Part III. Lexical Semantics:
9. Morphology and the mental lexicon;
10. Semantic features and word meaning;
11. Lexical semantic disorders in aphasia;

Part IV. Sentence Comprehension:
12. Sentence comprehension and syntactic parsing;
13. On-line processing, working memory and modularity;
14. Agrammatism and sentence comprehension in aphasia;

Part V. Discourse: Language Comprehension in Context:
15. Discourse processing;
16. Breakdown of discourse (reference and coherence);
17. Summary and prospectus.

Linguistic Field(s): Neurolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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