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The Resource Human language and our reptilian brain : the subcortical bases of speech, syntax, and thought, Philip Lieberman

Human language and our reptilian brain : the subcortical bases of speech, syntax, and thought, Philip Lieberman

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Human language and our reptilian brain : the subcortical bases of speech, syntax, and thought
Title
Human language and our reptilian brain
Title remainder
the subcortical bases of speech, syntax, and thought
Statement of responsibility
Philip Lieberman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In recent years, following Noam Chomsky's lead, linguistic research has virtually equated syntax with language. Syntactic ability is taken to be a unique characteristic of the human mind, deriving from genetically transmitted "language instinct."" "In this provocative book, Lieberman shifts the focus, arguing that language is not an instinct coded in a discrete cortical "language organ", but a learned skill, based on a Functional Language System distributed over many parts of the human brain. To make his case, Lieberman synthesizes converging behavioral and neurobiological data, including clinical evidence from speech-impaired patients (some with Parkinson's disease, whose deficits are subcortical, and some with Broca's aphasia); neuroimaging; and evolutionary biology. Using this enormous body of data, he argues that human language is regulated by a network that involves regions of the neocortex often associated with nonlinguistic cognition, and even subcortical structures - our ancient reptilian brain - in addition to Broca's and Wernicke's areas in the neocortex."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Lieberman, Philip
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP399
LC item number
.L535 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Perspectives in cognitive neuroscience
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Basal ganglia
  • Basal Ganglia
  • Speech
  • Language
  • Nerve Net
  • Psychophysiology
Label
Human language and our reptilian brain : the subcortical bases of speech, syntax, and thought, Philip Lieberman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Evolution of the Functional Language System
  • 6.
  • Commentary
  • 1.
  • Functional Neural Systems
  • 2.
  • Speech Production and Perception
  • 3.
  • The Lexicon and Working Memory
  • 4.
  • The Subcortical Basal Ganglia
Control code
43207451
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780674002265
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99086092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Human language and our reptilian brain : the subcortical bases of speech, syntax, and thought, Philip Lieberman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Evolution of the Functional Language System
  • 6.
  • Commentary
  • 1.
  • Functional Neural Systems
  • 2.
  • Speech Production and Perception
  • 3.
  • The Lexicon and Working Memory
  • 4.
  • The Subcortical Basal Ganglia
Control code
43207451
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780674002265
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99086092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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