Language and the Brain

1st Edition

Representation and Processing

Editors: Yosef Grodzinsky Lewis Shapiro David Swinney
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123042606
eBook ISBN: 9780080535371
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th January 2000
Page Count: 386
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Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface.

Architecture of the Language System: Fodorian Modularity and Representational Modularity Problems with Fodorian Modularity on the Input Side. What Is the Output of Language Perception? Representational Modularity. Differences between F-Modularity and Representational Modularity. The Bidomain Specifity of Interface Modules. The Relation of Processing to the Linguist's Grammar. Degrees of Modularity. References.

Remarks on the Architecture of Language Processing Systems: The Goals of the Discussion. A Background Assumption. Some Experimental Examples and Perspectives from Parsing Studies. The Electrophysiological Record. Another Path: Language Production as a Comprehension Filter. Summary Remarks. References.

The Comprehension-Production Interface: Overarching Agrammatism. Production: A Tree-Pruning Hypothesis. Receptive Abilities: A Restrictive Trace-Depletion Hypothesis. Overarching Agrammatism Examined. A Tribute to Edgar Zurif. References.

Speech Perception, Conduction Aphasia, and the Functional Neuroanatomy of Language: Introduction. Evidence for Bilateral Organization of Speech Perception Systems. Evidence for Left Posterior Supratemporal Plan Participation in Speech Production. Relation between Phonological Encoding, Repetition, and Naming Deficits in Conduction Aphasia. Other Areas Previously Implicated in Speech Perception May Reflect a Network Supporting Auditory-Motor Interaction. Implications for Anatomical Models of Language. Summa


The study of language has increasingly become an area of interdisciplinary interest. Not only is it studied by speech specialists and linguists, but by psychologists and neuroscientists as well, particularly in understanding how the brain processes meaning. This book is a comprehensive look at sentence processing as it pertains to the brain, with contributions from individuals in a wide array of backgrounds, covering everything from language acquisition to lexical and syntactic processing, speech pathology, memory, neuropsychology, and brain imaging.


Researchers in psychology and neurolinguistics, speech pathology, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.


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About the Editors

Yosef Grodzinsky Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Lewis Shapiro Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

San Diego State University, California, U.S.A.

David Swinney Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.