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Language Functions in the Brain: From Auditory Input to Sentence Comprehension

Angela D. Friederici and Noam Chomsky

in Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036924
eISBN:
9780262342964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036924.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 1 presents the neurocognitive model of language comprehension with its functional processing components and processing steps from auditory input to comprehension. The different functional ... More


Some Elements of Syntactic Computations

Rizzi Luigi

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on the nature of syntactic computations and current syntactic models, including “Principles and Parameters” and Minimalist models. It first considers the expression of the ... More


From syntax to roots: A syntactic approach to root interpretation

Víctor Acedo–Matellán and Jaume Mateu

in The Syntax of Roots and the Roots of Syntax

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199665266
eISBN:
9780191748554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665266.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In recent years the important idea has been advanced that the interpretation of arguments takes place on the basis of their syntactic position in event structure, or, alternatively, argument ... More


Cycles, Vocabulary ltemsr and Stem Forms in Hiaki

Heidi Harley and Mercedes Tubino Blanco

in Distributed Morphology Today: Morphemes for Morris Halle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019675
eISBN:
9780262314572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019675.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In Distributed Morphology, any features that are syntactically (and possibly semantically) active must be a property of the abstract morphemes which are input to syntactic derivation. However, this ... More


From action to language:: Evidence and speculations

Luciano Fadiga and Alessandro D’Ausilio

in Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677139
eISBN:
9780191756368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677139.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

To accomplish the main objective of human cognition, which is to solve problems through actions, different motor elements are integrated into a single unit. This reduces cognitive demands and allows ... More


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