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Neurocognitive Basis of Language and Thought

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the processing of language and thought by the human nervous system.


Six Superlative Sources

· Brown, Colin M., and Peter Hagoort (eds). 1999. The Neurocognition of Language. Oxford University Press.

· Damasio, Antonio. 1994. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain. Putnam.

· Lamb, Sydney M. 1999. Pathways of the Brain: The Neurocognitive Basis of Language. John Benjamins.

· Levelt, Willem (ed). 2000. "Language." In The New Cognitive Neurosciences, 2nd Edition, Michael S. Gazzaniga (ed). MIT Press.

· Lieberman, Philip. 2000. Human Language and Our Reptilian Brain. Harvard University Press.

· Obler, Loraine K., and Kris Gjerlow. 1999. Language and the Brain. Cambridge University Press.

Other Excellent Sources

· Language and Brain: Neurocognitive Linguistics.

· Neural Theory of Language Research Group.

· Peters, Bert. Does Cognitive Linguistics Live up to Its Name?.

· Eggert, Gertrude. 1977. Wernicke's Works on Aphasia. Mouton.

· Geschwind, Norman. 1965. "Disconnexion syndromes in animals and man." Brain 88.237-294, 585-644.

· Konorski, Jerzi. 1967. The Integrative Activity of the Brain. University of Chicago Press.

· Luria, Aleksandr Romanovich. 1966. Higher Cortical Functions in Man. Basic Books.

· Penfield, Wilder, and Lamar Roberts. 1966. Speech and Brain Mechanisms. Atheneum.

· Whorf, B.L. 1956. Language, Thought, and Reality. John Carroll (ed). MIT Press.

· Benson, D. Frank, and Alfredo Ardila. 1966. Aphasia: A Clinical Perspective. Oxford University Press.

· Damasio, Antonio, and Hanna Damasio. 2000. "Aphasia and the neural basis of language." In Principles of Behavioral and Cogiitive Neurology, 2nd Edition, M. Marsel Mesulam (ed). Oxford University Press.

· Goodglass, Harold. 1993. Understanding Aphasia. Academic Press.

· Sarno, Martha Taylor (ed). 1998. Acquired Aphasia, 3rd Edition. Academic Press.

· Stemmer, Brigitte, and Harty A. Whitaker. 1998. Handbook of Neurolinguistics. Academic Press.

· Barlowe, Michael, and Suzanne Kemmer. 2000. Usage-Based Models of Language. CSLI Publications.

· Halliday, M.A.K. 1994. An Introduction to Functional Grammar, 2nd Edition. Edward Arnold.

· Hockett, Charles F. 1987. Refurbishing Our Foundations. John Benjamins.

· Hockett, Charles F. 1997. "Approaches to syntax." Lingua 100.151-170.

· Langacker, Ronald W. 1999. Grammar and Conceptualization. Mouton de Gruyter.

· Lockwood, David G., Peter H. Fries, and James E. Copeland. 2000. Functional Approaches to Language, Culture and Cognition. John Benjamins.

· Tomasello, Michael (ed). 1998. The New Psychology of Language: Cognitive and Functional Approaches to Language Structure. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

· Chafe, Wallace. 1994. Discourse, Consciousness, and Time: The Flow and Displacement of Conscious Experience in Speaking and Writing. University of Chicago Press.

· Gumperz, John J., and Stephen C. Levinson (eds). 1996. Rethinking Linguistic Relativity. Cambridge University Press.

· Lakoff, George. 1987. Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things. University of Chicago Press.

· Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson. 1980. Metaphors We Live By. University of Chicago Press.

· Lee, Penny. 1996. The Whorf Theory Complex: A Critical Reconstruction. John Benjamins.

· Pütz, Martin, and Marjolijn H. Verspoor. 2000. Explorations in Linguistic Relativity. John Benjamins.

· Friederici, Angela D. (ed). 1999. Language Comprehension: A Biological Perspective, 2nd Edition. Springer.

· Levelt, Willem. 1989. Speaking: From Intention to Articulation. MIT Press.

· Lieberman, Philip. 1998. Eve Spoke: Human Language and Human Evolution. W.W. Norton.

· Arbib, Michael A., Péter Érdi and János Szentágothai. 1998. Neural Organization. MIT Press.

· Creutzfeldt, O.D. 1995. Cortex Cerebri: Performance, Structural and Functional Organization of the Cortex. Oxford University Press.

· Haines, Duane E. (ed). 1997. Fundamental Neuroscience. Churchill Livingstone.

· Mountcastle, Vernon B. 1998. Perceptual Neuroscience: The Cerebral Cortex. Harvard University Press.

· Purves, Dale, George J. Augustine, David Fitzpatrick, Lawrence C. Katz, Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, and James O. McNamara. 1997. Neuroscience. Sinauer Associates.

· Burnod, Y. 1990. An Adaptive Neural Network: The Cerebral Cortex. Prentice Hall.

· Damasio, Antonio. 1999. The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness. Harcourt Brace.

· Edelman, Gerald. 1989. The Remembered Present. Basic Books.

· Edelman, Gerald. 1992. Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind. Basic Books.

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