Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$34674

Still Needed:

$40326

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Book Information

   
Sun Image

Title: Basic Functions of Language, Reading and Reading Disability
Edited By: Angela D. Friederici
Thomas Lachmann
Evelin Witruk
URL: http://www.wkap.nl/book.htm/1-4020-7027-6
Series Title: NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITION Volume: 20
Description:

This highly interdisciplinary project presents new results and the state of the art of knowledge in the psychology and neurophysiology of language, reading and dyslexia. It concentrates on basic cognitive functions of understanding and producing language and disorders within its spoken and written execution.


The book grew out of the Basic Mechanisms of Language and Language
Disorders conference held in Leipzig in September of 1999. The meeting was organized by the Psychological Institute of the University of
Leipzig in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute of Cognitive
Neuroscience and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Anthropology.

CONTENTS

Preface. Introduction. Introduction To Basic Functions Of
Language,Reading, And Reading Disability; T. Lachmann, et al. From
Language To Reading And Reading Disability: Cognitive Functions And
Their Neural Basis; A.D. Friederici, T. Lachmann. Basic Functions Of
Language Acquisition And Language Comprehension. Context Effects On
Lexical Processing During Auditory Sentence Comprehension. On The
Time-Course And Neurological Bases Of A Basic Comprehension Process;
D. Swinney, T. Love. Measuring The Neural Dynamics Of Language
Comprehension Processes; J.D. Saddy, P. Beim Graben A Model Of
Learning Syntactic Comprehension For Natural And Artificial Grammars;
P.F. Dominey. The Acquisition Of Verb Placement In German: A New Look;
J. Weissenborn. Merge As A Basic Mechanism Of Language: Evidence From
Language Acquisition; S.M. Powers. Basic Functions Of
Reading. Cognitive Processes And Eye Movements During Reading;
M.S. Starr, et al. The Role Of Attention And Spatial Selection In
Fluent Reading; R. Radach, et al. The Effect Of Focusing On A Sentence
In Japanese Reading Span Test; M. Osaka, N. Osaka. Basic Functions Of
Reading Disability. Reading Disability As A Deficit In Functional
Coordination; T. Lachmann. The Neurobiology Of Reading Difficulties;
J. Stein. A Sensory-Linguistic Approach To Normal And Impaired Reading
Development; J.B. Talcott, C. Witton. Anatomy Of The Temporal
Processing Deficit In Developmental Dyslexia; A.M. Galaburda Reading
Disabilities In A Language With Transparent Orthography; J.E. Jimenez
Gonzalez. Dyslexia, The Cerebellum And Phonological Skill;
A.J. Fawcett. Working Memory In Dyslexic Children: How General Is The
Deficit? E. Witruk, et al. Kindergarten Phonological Awareness And
Rapid Serial Naming As Predictors Of Grade 2 Reading And Spelling;
J.K. Uhry. Phonological Recoding Problems In Children With Severe
Congenital Speech Impairments: The Importance Of Production Speech; A.
Dahlgren Sandberg. Sublexical And Lexical Processing Of Young Adults
With Learning Disabilities And Attention Deficit: Hyperactivity
Disorder; N. Gregg, et al. The Mismatch Negativity As An Index Of
Auditory Dysfunction In Dyslexia; T. Kujala.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Kluwer
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1402070276
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 392 pp.
Prices: EUR 142.00 / USD 129.00 / GBP 90.00