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Sun Dec 12 2010

Books: Cognitive Science: Smith, Tsimpli, Morgan, Woll

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        1.     Joyce Reid , The Signs of a Savant: Smith, Tsimpli, Morgan, Woll

Message 1: The Signs of a Savant: Smith, Tsimpli, Morgan, Woll
Date: 11-Dec-2010
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: The Signs of a Savant: Smith, Tsimpli, Morgan, Woll
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Title: The Signs of a Savant
Subtitle: Language Against the Odds
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Neil Smith
Author: Ianthi Tsimpli
Author: Gary Morgan
Author: Bencie Woll

Hardback: ISBN: 9780521852272 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521852272 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 60.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521617697 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 21.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521617697 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 34.99


Abstract:

Every once in a while nature gives us insight into the human condition by
providing us with a unique case whose special properties illuminate the
species as a whole. Christopher is such an example. Despite disabilities
which mean that everyday tasks are burdensome chores, Christopher is a
linguistic wonder who can read, write, speak, understand and translate more
than twenty languages. On some tests he shows a severely low IQ, hinting at
ineducability, yet his English language ability indicates an IQ in excess of
120 (a level more than sufficient to enter university). Christopher is a
savant, someone with an island of startling talent in a sea of inability.
This book documents his learning of British Sign Language, casting light on the
modularity of cognition, the modality neutrality of the language faculty, the
structure of memory, the grammar of signed language and the nature of the human
mind.



Table of Contents

1. Introducing Christopher;
2. BSL: an overview;
3. The programme;
4. The results;
5. Christopher in the wider context;
6. Modality and the mind.


Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): British Sign Language (bfi)


Written In: English (eng)

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