Biolinguistic Investigations on the Language Faculty

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The papers assembled in this volume aim to contribute to our understanding of the human capacity for language: the generative procedure that relates sounds and meanings via syntax. Different hypotheses about the properties of this generative procedure are under discussion, and their connection with biology is open to important cross-disciplinary work. Advances have been made in human-animal studies to differentiate human language from animal communication. Contributions from neurosciences point to the exclusive properties of the human brain for language. Studies in genetically based language impairments also contribute to the understanding of the properties of the language organ. This volume brings together contributions on theoretical and experimental investigations on the Language Faculty. It will be of interest to scholars and students investigating the properties of the biological basis of language, in terms the modeling of the language faculty, as well as the properties of language variation, language acquisition and language impairments.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 235]  2016.  xvii, 238 pp.
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Table of Contents
Biolinguistic investigations on the Language Faculty: Introduction
Anna Maria Di Sciullo
Section 1. Language faculty
The biolinguistics program: Questions and hypotheses
Anna Maria Di Sciullo and Calixto Aguero-Bautista
Symbol taxonomy in biophonology
Camila Matamoros and Charles Reiss
The centrality of speech for human thought
Joana Rosselló Ximenes
Electroencephalographic evidence of vowels computation and representation in human auditory cortex
Mirko Grimaldi, Anna Dora Manca, Francesco Sigona and Francesco Di Russo
Section 2. Language variation
Feature values and the expression of variation
Pritha Chandra
Object pronouns in the evolution of Romanian: A biolinguistic perspective
Anna Maria Di Sciullo and Stanca Somesfalean
The interplay of silent nouns and (reduced) relatives in Malay adjectival modification
Manuel Espanol-Echevarria
Section 3. Language (acquisition and) impairments
A study on an alleged case of Spanish SLI and the founder effect
Anna Gavarró and Myriam Cantú-Sánchez
Syntax and its interfaces at the low and high ends of the autism spectrum
Arhonto Terzi, Theodoros Marinis and Konstantinos Francis
Communication in schizophrenia, between pragmatics, cognition, and social cognition
Marta Bosia, Giorgio Arcara, Mariachiara Buonocore, Margherita Bechi, Andrea Moro, Roberto Cavallaro and Valentina Bambini
Author index
Subject index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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