Doug Biber: Our Featured Linguist!
In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...
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Special Issue on Embodiment of Language
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