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Title: Processing Syntax and Morphology
Written By: Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky
Matthias Schlesewsky
Series Title: Oxford Surveys in Syntax and Morphology
Description:

This book reviews interdisciplinary work on the mental processing of syntax
and morphology. It focuses on the fundamental questions at the centre of
this research, for example whether language processing proceeds in a serial
or a parallel manner; which areas of the brain support the processing of
syntactic and morphological information; whether there are
neurophysiological correlates of language processing; and the degree to
which neurolinguistic findings on syntactic and morphological processing
are consistent with theoretical conceptions of syntax and morphology. The
authors describe the outcomes of methods in neurophysiology (for example,
functional magnetic resonance imaging), behavioural psycholinguistics, and
neuropsychological lesion studies, and provide brief introductions to the
methods themselves. They extend basic findings at the word and sentence
level by considering how the mental processing of syntax and morphology
relates to prosody, discourse, semantics, and world knowledge. They have
divided the work into four parts concerned with word structure, sentence
structure, processing syntax and morphology at the interfaces, and a
comparison of different models of syntactic and morphological processing in
the neurophysiological domain. The book is directed at graduate students
and researchers in theoretical linguistics, psycho- and neurolinguistics,
neurophysiology, and psychology.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Psycholinguistics
Syntax
Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
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ISBN: 0199207828
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Pages: 376
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