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Accessing Words from the Mental Lexicon  

Niels O. Schiller and Rinus G. Verdonschot

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Jun 2015
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Aug 2014
This chapter describes how speakers access words from the mental lexicon. Lexical access is a crucial component in the process of transforming thoughts into speech. Some theories consider ... More

The anatomical and physiological basis of human speech production: adaptations and exaptations  

Ann MacLarnon

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article provides details on human speech production involving a range of physical features, which may have evolved as specific adaptations for this purpose. All mammalian ... More

Applied Linguistics and the Neurobiology of Language  

John H. Schumann

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
Neuroscience has made enormous strides in the last two decades. This article focuses on the concept of applied linguistics and the neurobiology of language. This article focuses on some ... More

Are other animals as smart as great apes? Do others provide better models for the evolution of speech or language?  

Kathleen R. Gibson

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article reviews recent evidence for advanced, language-pertinent, cognitive capacities in birds and mammals and evaluates the potential suitability of song and other animal vocal ... More

The Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus  

Howard Lasnik and Jeffrey L. Lidz

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Dec 2016
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Feb 2017
This article explores what Noam Chomsky called ‘the argument from poverty of the stimulus’: the argument that our experience far underdetermines our knowledge and hence that our biological ... More

Attention Phenomena  

Leonard Talmy

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
This article introduces new work on the fundamental attentional system of language, while in part providing a framework in which prior linguistic work on attention can be placed. In a ... More

Brain Basis of Meaning, Words, Constructions, and Grammar  

Friedemann Pulvermüller, Bert Cappelle, and Yury Shtyrov

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Apr 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter examines the neurophysiological plausibility of some of the claims of Construction Grammar with regard to syntactic structures. It suggests that evidence from neuroscience has highly ... More

Case in Aphasia  

Monique Lamers and Esther Ruigendijk

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2012
Case provides the language user with a rich source of information for conveying meaningful messages in natural language use. Psycholinguistic research has shown that in the intact human ... More

Cognitive Linguistic Approaches to Literary Studies: State of the Art in Cognitive Poetics  

Margaret H. Freeman

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
The emergence of cognitive linguistics has encouraged the development of new relations between literature and linguistics. Just as literary texts may serve as legitimate data for ... More

Cognitive Linguistics and Autonomous Linguistics  

John R Taylor

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
The object of the polemics is constituted by a cluster of trends in formalist, especially Chomskyan linguistics, trends which may conveniently be brought under the heading “autonomous ... More

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