• Provides a balanced discussion of the major conflicting arguments/theories about language and the brain • Synthesizes over half a century’s worth of primary scientific literature, making it accessible to a student audience • Covers up-to-the minute research methods and findings, such as brain imaging techniques
Part I. Foundational Concepts and Issues: 1. Introduction and overview; 2. Aspects of language competence; 3. The neuroanatomy of language; 4. On modularity and method; Part II. Speech Perception and Auditory Processing: 5. The problem of speech recognition; 6. Speech perception: paradigms and findings; 7. The speech recognition lexicon; 8. Disorders of auditory processing and word recognition; Part III. Lexical Semantics: 9. Morphology and the mental lexicon; 10. Semantic features and word meaning; 11. Lexical semantic disorders in aphasia; Part IV. Sentence Comprehension: 12. Sentence comprehension and syntactic parsing; 13. On-line processing, working memory and modularity; 14. Agrammatism and sentence comprehension in aphasia; Part V. Discourse: Language Comprehension in Context: 15. Discourse processing; 16. Breakdown of discourse (reference and coherence); 17. Summary and prospectus.