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LINGUIST List 19.3589

Sun Nov 23 2008

Books: Neurolinguistics/Cognitive Science: Peng

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        1.    Luke Roberts, Language in the Brain: Peng

Message 1: Language in the Brain: Peng
Date: 17-Nov-2008
From: Luke Roberts <lrobertscontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Language in the Brain: Peng
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Title: Language in the Brain
Subtitle: Critical Assessments
Published: 2008
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com

Author: Fred C.C. Peng
Paperback: ISBN: 0826438849 9780826438843 Pages: 352 Price: U.K. £ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0826438849 9780826438843 Pages: 352 Price: U.S. $ 60.00

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.

This book assesses current assumptions about how language is acquired,
remembered and retained as impulses in the brain, from the perspective of
neurolinguistics, which is based on neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Fred
C. C. Peng argues that language is behaviour, which has evolved in human
genetics through time. Like all behaviours, language utilises many body
parts which are controlled by the cortical and subcortical structures of
the brain.

Language in the brain is memory-governed, meaning-centred, and
multifaceted. This view is a challenge to conventional neuroscience, which
sees language and speech as separate entities; such a convention is not
consistent with how the brain functions. Dr Peng's study of language in the
brain has wide-reaching implications for the study of language disorders,
neurolinguistics, and psycholinguistics in dealing with dementia, aphasia,
and schizophrenia. This cutting-edge research monograph presents
challenging new insights in the field of neuroscience to a linguistic
audience and will also benefit neuroscientists. It will be essential
reading for academics researching any aspect of language and the brain.

Fred C.C. Peng is a behavioural neuroscientist in the Department of
Neurosurgery and the Neurological Institute at the Taipei Veterans General
Hospital, Taiwan. As an anthropologist specializing in linguistics, he did
post-doctoral work in the basic sciences and medical sciences.

"Peng explores the question "What is language?" from the perspective of
neurolinguistics, which is based on neuroanatomy and neurophysiology... For
linguists, neuroscientists, and academics researching any aspect of
language and the brain."
- Book News: SciTech Book News, March 2006.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Written In: English (eng )

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