Language Diversity and Cognitive Representations

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Significant new developments in brain activity research have revived the debate on the universality of language and its neural basis. Within this debate, the question of language diversity and its implications for cognition remains central and controversial. It is here investigated in an original multimodal approach, covering various aspects of cross-linguistic variation, differences between spoken, signed and drum languages, between normal speech and pathological speech, and also between language and music, as revealed in electric brain activity associated with language processing. The various contributions (linguistic, anthropological, psychological and neurophysical) on the nature and status of variation and invariants in language provides evidence for complex interactions between language-specific processes and general cognitive faculties. This overview of some recent trends in cognitive linguistics opens up a promising new research area in the humanities as well as in the cognitive sciences.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 3]  1999.  x, 229 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Catherine Fuchs
vii
I: Semantic Variations and Invariance: Cognitive Issues
1
Diversity in linguistic representations: A challenge for cognition
Catherine Fuchs
3
Cognitive invariants and linguistic variability: From units to utterance
Stéphane Robert
21
Subjectivity, invariance, and the development of forms in the construction of linguistic representations
Antoine Culioli
37
Language evolution and semantic representations: A case study of the evolution from “subjectivity” to “objectivity” in French
Christiane Marchello-Nizia
53
II: Conceptualization and Representations of Space across Languages
71
Spatial orientation in some Austronesian languages
Françoise Ozanne-Rivierre
73
Language space and sociolect: Cognitive correlates of gendere speech in Mopan Maya
Eve Danziger
85
Localization and predication: Ancient geek and various other languages
Hansjakob Seiler
107
The expression of spatial relations and the spatialization of semantic relations in French Sign Language
Christian Cuxac
123
III: Language Activity: From Linguistic to Cognitive Processes
143
From natural language to drum language: An economical encoding procedure in Banda-Linda, Central African Republic
France Cloarec-Heiss
145
Electrical signs of language in the brain
Marta Kutas
159
Linguistic variations and cognitive constraints in the processing and acquisition of language
Michèle Kail
179
Universal vs. language-specific constraints in agrammatic aphasia. Is comparatism back?
Jean-Luc Nespoulous
195
Schizophasia and cognitive dysfunction
Bernard Pachoud
209
Index
221
Subject index
221
Author index
225
Language index
228
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Subjects
BIC Subject: JM – Psychology
BISAC Subject: PSY000000 – PSYCHOLOGY / General
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