Paperback / softback
October 22, 2004
9781589010475
English
272
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Language, Mind and Brain

Some Psychological and Neurological Constraints on Theories of Grammar

Language, Mind and Brain is a delightfully readable, yet erudite exploration of how the human mind processes and orders sounds and words into meaning. It explores how properties of the human mind/brain constrain linguistic structure and how linguistics can benefit by combining traditional linguistic methodologies with insights from research on language acquisition, processing, and impairment. The first part of the book offers a useful introduction to the relevant issues for readers with little prior knowledge of these disciplines; part two addresses such key issues as the status of rules, the relationship between grammar and the lexicon, and the relationship between innate structure and acquired knowledge. Fascinating for anyone interested in the intricacies of how language is acquired and how the brain sorts sounds into communication.

About the Author

Ewa Dabrowska is a senior lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield.

Endorsements

"This well-informed, comprehensive book takes a fresh look at long-standing issues within psycholinguistics. And it is so well-written that it often reads more like a novel than a textbook."—Adele E. Goldberg, professor of linguistics, Princeton University

"A wonderful book and real rarity: a scholarly treatise on language that is also accessible for even beginning-level students. I know of no book that does a better job of exploring and even celebrating the many unique aspects of language, while at the same time highlighting its many deep connections with other domains of human cognition."—Michael Tomasello, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

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