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Author Baptista, Marlyse ♦ Fjordbak, Bess ♦ Covington, Michael A.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Logo General Background ♦ Cultural Invention ♦ Biological Adaptation ♦ Human Cognitive Instinct ♦ Cerebral Hemisphere ♦ Large Question ♦ Great Body ♦ Different Linguistic Ability ♦ Mental Processing ♦ Sentence Discourse ♦ Patient Language ♦ Language-related Brain Function ♦ Neural Computation ♦ Certain Language-related Task ♦ Dominant Part ♦ Efficient Treatment ♦ Different Region ♦ Pragmatic Discourse Approach ♦ Learning Language ♦ Intriguing Aspect ♦ Language Influence ♦ Linguistic Relativity Focus Research ♦ Neurological Property ♦ Mental Process ♦ Specific Pattern ♦ Area Language Comprehension ♦ Mental Illness
Abstract Perspectives on language: A human cognitive instinct? • The properties of language • The biology of language: Broca's area and Wernicke's area • Language comprehension:- The perception of speech- The comprehension of words- The comprehension of sentences- Discourse and pragmatics (neurological properties) • The evolution of language:- How did language evolve?- Biological adaptation or cultural invention? • Language and thought:- Does language influence thought?- On linguistic relativity FOCUS OF RESEARCH Over the past hundred years, a great body of literature has been compiled on the mental processes involved in producing, perceiving and learning language. Over the same period of time, the research on the localization of different linguistic abilities in different regions of the brain and how neural computation works has significantly moved ahead. However, very little of what we know about the neurology of language can be expressed coherently in terms of what we know about mental processing of language. For instance, one of the most intriguing aspects of the neurology of speech and language is lateralization (the left cerebral hemisphere plays a dominant part in a number of language-related brain functions). The large question we explore is two-fold: • How are certain language-related tasks affected in cases of mental illness or head trauma? • Can the detection of specific patterns in patients ’ language use ultimately lead to accurate medical diagnostic and efficient treatment? We explore here whether a pragmatic/discourse approach
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