Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 04 December 2020

Abstract and Keywords

Sentence processing requires rapid integration of information over a short period of time. Models of language processing suggest that syntactic, semantic, and phonological detail must be accessed and coordinated within milliseconds to successfully produce or understand sentences. Exactly how this is accomplished and what neural mechanisms are engaged in real time to carry out these processes is not completely understood. Research examining the neural mechanisms associated with sentence processing elucidates a left hemisphere network involving both anterior and posterior brain regions, although studies show that the right hemisphere is also engaged to some extent. This chapter discusses what is known about the neural systems involved in sentence production and comprehension. Two bodies of research are discussed: neurolinguistic evidence derived from lesion-deficit studies with brain-damaged people, and neuroimaging research examining the neural correlates of sentence processing in healthy individuals.

Keywords: sentence processing, neuroimaging, syntax, neuroimaging, neurolinguistics

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.