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Functions of Language

Adrienne Lehrer

in Wine and Conversation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307931
eISBN:
9780199867493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Classifications of the functions of language reflect the interests and goals of the one classifying. Most utterances serve more than one function, and communication includes more than transferring ... More


Functional neuroanatomy of language disorders: Reproduced from Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology, (2003). Oxford University Press.

Claudius Bartels and Claus-W. Wallesch

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.039
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter presents a synopsis of the representation of language functions in the brain with a focus on disorders based on three sources of information: lesion studies (i.e., what is known from the ... More


The Developing Adolescent Brain in Socioeconomic Context

Martha J. Farah, Kimberly G. Noble, and Hallam Hurt

in Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain: Integrating Brain and Prevention Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195306255
eISBN:
9780199863914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter aims to understand the neurocognitive basis of the influence of socioeconomic status (SES) on adolescent development. It shows that both executive and language function vary with SES. ... More


The Neural Architecture of Grammar

Stephen E. Nadeau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017022
eISBN:
9780262301619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017022.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Linguists have mapped the topography of language behavior in many languages in intricate detail. To understand how the brain supports language function, however, we must take into account the ... More


The Study of Discourse

Alexandra Georgakopoulou and Dionysis Goutsos

in Discourse Analysis: An Introduction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620456
eISBN:
9780748671397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620456.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter offers an introduction to the text-linguistic perspective on discourse that is followed in the book. The basic notions of text, context and discourse are clarified and the main ... More


Disorders of Grammar in Aphasia

Stephen E. Nadeau

in The Neural Architecture of Grammar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017022
eISBN:
9780262301619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017022.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter reviews the literature on grammatic dysfunction in aphasia in relation to the model developed in Chapter 3, in order to (1) test the theoretical model for its ability to account for ... More


Language Mapping with Magnetoencephalography: Clinical and Research Applications

Panagiotis G. Simos, Susan M. Bowyer, and Kyousuke Kamada

in Fifty Years of Magnetoencephalography: Beginnings, Technical Advances, and Applications

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190935689
eISBN:
9780190935719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190935689.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, History of Neuroscience

This chapter explores the applications of magnetoencephalography (MEG) to the study of the brain mechanisms for language functions. Language mapping with MEG has proved helpful in presurgical ... More


Conclusion

Stephen E. Nadeau

in The Neural Architecture of Grammar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017022
eISBN:
9780262301619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017022.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter summarizes the main themes covered in the preceding chapters and offers suggestions for future language research. This book presented a broad overview of the major domains of knowledge ... More


Differential Use of Dominant and Non-Dominant Hands: A Window on Referential and Non-Referential Functions

Nicla Rossini

in The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641635
eISBN:
9780191760020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641635.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The study presented here contrasts ‘planning’ gestures (Kendon 2004) to referential gestures in map-task activities with blocked visibility. This topic has already been addressed in a number of ... More


The expressive function of language

Daniel Gutzmann

in The Grammar of Expressivity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198812128
eISBN:
9780191850110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812128.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter offers a very brief historical perspective on the notion of expressivity and introduces the general idea of hybrid semantics, before presenting various instances of expressions ... More


Setting the scene

R. M. W. Dixon

in Are Some Languages Better than Others?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198766810
eISBN:
9780191821066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766810.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter begins by summarising the major functions of language within the social fabric of human society. The putative structure of an actual primitive language (as could have been spoken 100,000 ... More


Inner Speech and Outer Thought

Keith Frankish

in Inner Speech: New Voices

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198796640
eISBN:
9780191866869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796640.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

It is plausible to regard inner speech as an activity, whose functions are continuous with those of outer speech. Yet there is also a case for thinking that inner speech has a cognitive role, as a ... More


Meanings are useful

N. J. Enfield

in The Utility of Meaning: What Words Mean and Why

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198709831
eISBN:
9780191780141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709831.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This conclusion discusses the idea of ‘utility’ in linguistic meaning, distinguishing the utility of the referent of a word from the utility of the word itself. This is argued to be a vitally ... More


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