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Tue Aug 17 2010

Books: Neurolinguistics: Schnelle

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Language in the Brain: Schnelle

Message 1: Language in the Brain: Schnelle
Date: 11-Aug-2010
From: Daniel Davies <>
Subject: Language in the Brain: Schnelle
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Title: Language in the Brain Published: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Helmut Schnelle Electronic: ISBN: 9780511730856 Pages: 244 Price: U.S. $ 39.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521515498 Pages: 244 Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521739719 Pages: 244 Price: U.K. £ 27.99

Linguistics, neurocognition, and phenomenological psychology arefundamentally different fields of research. Helmut Schnelle provides aninterdisciplinary understanding of a new integrated field in whichlinguists can be competent in neurocognition and neuroscientists instructure linguistics. Consequently the first part of the book is asystematic introduction to the function of the form and meaning-organisingbrain component - with the essential core elements being perceptions,actions, attention, emotion and feeling. Their descriptions providefoundations for experiences based on semantics and pragmatics. The secondpart is addressed to non-linguists and presents the structural foundationsof currently established linguistic frameworks. This book should be seriousreading for anyone interested in a comprehensive understanding of language,in which evolution, functional organisation and hierarchies are explainedby reference to brain architecture and dynamics.

- Bridges the gap between neuroscience and principles of linguistics, andprovides an interdisciplinary approach to perspectives of language form, useand meaning- Divided into two parts, allowing a basic and more comprehensive view forthe beginner and advanced reader- Fully illustrated, with comprehensive descriptions to help understanding ofthe models of translating formalist linguistic structure descriptions intoplausible neural models


Part I. Introducing Cognitive Neuroscience to Linguists:1. The brain in functional perspective;2. Organization in complex organisms;3. Neural perspectives of semantics: examples of seeing, acting, memorizing,meaningful understanding, feeling, and thought;4. Combination and integration of intelligent thought and feeling;Part II. Introducing Linguistics to Scientists:5. Introducing formal grammar;6. Grammar as life;7. Integrating language organization in mind and brain - the world ofthinking andknowing, liking or hating other people's mind/brain/bodies;8. Dynamic language organization in stages of complexity.

Linguistic Field(s): Neurolinguistics
Written In: English (eng )

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