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Journal Title: Biolinguistics
Volume/Issue:   6/3-4
Issue Title: Special Issue on Embodiment of Language
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Biolinguistics Vol. 6, No. 3-4 (summer-fall 2012)
Special Issue on Embodiment of Language

Table of Contents

246 Editorial: Introducing Embodiment of Language
Kleanthes K. Grohmann

Articles

247-258 Language: From Sensory Mapping to Cognitive Construct
Bernard H. Bichakjian

259-275 Is Embodiment All That We Need? Insights from the Acquisition of Negation
Valentina Cuccio

276-307 Embodied Social Cognition and Embedded Theory of Mind
Marco Fenici

308-337 Cortical Motor Organization, Mirror Neurons, and Embodied Language: An Evolutionary Perspective
Leonardo Fogassi & Pier Francesco Ferrari

338-353 From Gesture to Speech
Maurizio Gentilucci, Elisa De Stefani & Alessandro Innocenti

354-382 Influence of Language on Colour Perception: A Simulationist Explanation
Loïc Paul Heurley, Audrey Milhau, Gabrielle Chesnoy-Servanin, Laurent P. Ferrier, Thibaut Brouillet & Denis Brouillet

383-392 Digitized Fossil Brains: Neocorticalization
Harry J. Jerison

393-416 Gestures Enhance Foreign Language Learning
Manuela Macedonia, Katharina von Kriegstein

417-432 Bidirectional Influences of Emotion and Action in Evaluation of Emotionally-Connoted Words
Audrey Milhau, Thibaut Brouillet, Loïc Heurley & Denis Brouillet

433-444 The Human-Fostered Gorilla Koko Shows Breath Control in Play with Wind Instruments
Marcus Perlman, Francine G. Patterson & Ronald H. Cohn

445-461 Three Ways to Bridge the Gap between Perception and Action, and Language
Jean-Luc Petit

462-474 The Link between Action and Language: Recent Findings and Future Perspectives
Claudia Repetto, Barbara Colombo & Giuseppe Riva

475-490 The Language of Colour: Neurology and the Ineffable
Nicholas Unwin

491 Forum: Notice
The Editors

Biolinguistics is an online-only, fully peer-reviewed, open-access journal.

http://biolinguistics.eu
Publisher: Biolinguistics
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
 
LL Issue: 23.4996