Mind, Brain, and Language: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2003-06-01
  • Publisher: Psychology Pres

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Much of the groundbreaking work in many fields is now occurring at the intersection of traditional academic disciplines. This development is well demonstrated in this important and unique volume, which offers a multidisciplinary view of current findings and cutting-edge issues involving the relationship between mind, brain, and language. Marie T. Banich and Molly Mack have edited a collection of 11 invited chapters from top researchers (and have contributed two of their own chapters) to create a volume organized around five major topics--language emergence, influence, and development; models of language and language processing; the neurological bases of language; language disruption and loss; and dual-language systems. Topics range from the evolution of language and child-language acquisition to brain imaging and the "bilingual brain." To maintain continuity throughout, care has been taken to ensure that the chapters have been written in a style accessible to scholars across many disciplines, from anthropology and psycholinguistics to cognitive science and neurobiology. Because of its depth and breadth, this book is appropriate both as a textbook in a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses and as a valuable resource for researchers and scholars interested in further understanding the background of and current developments in our understanding of the mind/brain/language relationship.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
About the Contributors xv
I The Emergence, Influence, and Development of Language
1 Language Evolution and Innateness
Philip Lieberman
2 Language, Mind, and Culture: From Linguistic Relativity to Representational Modularity
Giovanni Bennardo
3 The Role of Speech Perception Capacities in Early Language Acquisition
Peter W. Jusczyk
II Models of Language and Language Processing
4 Dissociation and Modularity: Reflections on Language and Mind
Neil Smith
5 Linguistic Models
Geoffrey K. Pullum and Barbara C. Scholz
6 Connectionist Modeling of Language: Examples and Implications
David C. Plaut
III The Neurological Bases of Language
7 Language in Microvolts
Marta Kutas and Bernadette M. Schmitt
8 Functional and Structural Imaging in the Study of Auditory Language Processes
Robert J. Zatorre
9 Parallel Systems for Processing Language: Hemispheric Complementarity in the Normal Brain
Christine Chiarello
IV Language Disruption and Loss
10 Evidence From Language Breakdown: Implications for the Neural and Functional Organization of Language
Eleanor M. Saffran
11 The Neurocognitive Bases of Developmental Reading Disorders
Marie T. Banich and Paige E. Scalf
V Two Languages, One Brain
12 The Phonetic Systems of Bilinguals
Molly Mack
13 Differential Use of Cerebral Mechanisms in Bilinguals
Michel Paradis
Author Index 371(18)
Subject Index 389

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