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Language and the Brain

A Slim Guide to Neurolinguistics

Jonathan R. Brennan

May 2022

ISBN: 9780198814764

224 pages
Paperback
216x135mm

Price: £14.99

This book introduces readers to the state-of-the-art neuroscientific research that is revolutionizing our understanding of language. Written in an accessible, conversational style, it focuses on specific aspects of how the brain allows us to use language while also exploring broader themes.

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This book introduces readers to the state-of-the-art neuroscientific research that is revolutionizing our understanding of language. Written in an accessible, conversational style, it focuses on specific aspects of how the brain allows us to use language while also exploring broader themes.

  • Written in an accessible, conversational style, assuming no background in neuroscientific methods
  • Introduces readers to all aspects of the neuroscience of language
  • Features a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading

About the Author(s)

Jonathan R. Brennan, Associate Professor of Linguistics and Psychology, University of Michigan

Jonathan R. Brennan is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Psychology at the University of Michigan. He is the Director of the Computational Neurolinguistics Laboratory, which uses theories and models from formal linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, and computational linguistics to study the mental structures and computations used to understand words and sentences. He received the 2019 Early Career Award from the Society for the Neurobiology of Language.

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    List of figures
    1:Introduction
    2:The toolbox
    3:Sounds in the brain
    4:A neural code for speech
    5:Activating words
    6:Representing meaning
    7:Structure and prediction
    8:Composing sentences
    9:Building dependencies
    10:Wrapping up
    Abbreviations
    Glossary
    International Phonetic Alphabet for English
    Notes
    Figure acknowledgments
    References
    Index