NeuroCogLing -- Neurocognitive Linguistics


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As stated on the Language and Brain website at Rice University, "Neurocognitive Linguistics is an attempt to understand the linguistic system of the human brain, the system that makes it possible for us to speak and write, to understand speech and writing, to think using language, and to learn how to perform these remarkable feats. The object of investigation is the mental system that supports our language processing."

The introduction goes on to list some important topics in Neurocognitive Linguistics:

  • What does a person's linguistic knowledge consist of?
  • How is a person's linguistic knowledge represented in the brain?
  • Units of language structure and of the mental network which underlies them. How are phonemes, words, phrases, concepts, and other units related to one another and to their mental substrate?
  • How do linguistic processes like speaking operate?
  • How does the linguistic system interact with other subsystems of the mind, such as the visual, auditory, and conceptual subsystems?
  • The mind's internal world: Our personal models of reality.
  • The meaning of meaning: Semantic and conceptual structures.
  • Learning and remembering. How does the brain store and access information?

These and related topics are the subject matter for this mailing list. Specialists, interdisciplinary researchers and generalists from all backgrounds are welcome to participate.

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