The Oxford Handbook of Neurolinguistics

ISBN : 9780190672027

Greig I. de Zubicaray; Niels O. Schiller
1024 Pages
171 x 248 mm
Pub date
May 2019
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Neurolinguistics is a young and highly interdisciplinary field, with influences from psycholinguistics, psychology, aphasiology, and (cognitive) neuroscience, as well as other fields. Neurolinguistics, like psycholinguistics, covers aspects of language processing; but unlike psycholinguistics, it draws on data from patients with damage to language processing capacities, or the use of modern neuroimaging technologies such as fMRI, TMS, or both. The burgeoning interest in neurolinguistics reflects that an understanding of the neural bases of this data can inform more biologically plausible models of the human capacity for language. The Oxford Handbook of Neurolinguistics provides concise overviews of this rapidly-growing field, and engages a broad audience with an interest in the neurobiology of language. The chapters do not attempt to provide exhaustive coverage, but rather present discussions of prominent questions posed by given topics. The volume opens with essential methodological chapters: Section I, Methods, covers the key techniques and technologies used to study the neurobiology of language today, with chapters structured along the basic divisions of the field. Section II addresses the neurobiology of language acquisition during healthy development and in response to challenges presented by congenital and acquired conditions. Section III covers the many facets of our articulate brain, or speech-language pathology, and the capacity for language production-written, spoken, and signed. Questions regarding how the brain comprehends meaning, including emotions at word and discourse levels, are addressed in Section IV. Finally, Section V reaches into broader territory, characterizing and contextualizing the neurobiology of language with respect to more fundamental neuroanatomical mechanisms and general cognitive domains.


Greig I. de Zubicaray & Niels O. Schiller
1. Neurolinguistics: A Brief Historical Perspective
Sheila E. Blumstein
Section I The Methods
2. Neurolinguistic Studies of Patients with Acquired Aphasias
Stephen M. Wilson
3. Electrophysiological Methods in the Study of Language Processing
Michelle Leckey & Kara D. Federmeier
4.Studying Language with functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
Stefan Heim & Karsten Specht
5. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to Study the Neural Network Account of Language
Teresa Schuhmann
6. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and the Cortical Dynamics of Language Processing
Riitta Salmelin, Jan Kujala, Mia Liljestrom
7. Shedding light on language function and its development with optical brain imaging
Yasuyo Minagawa & Alejandrina Cristia
8. What has direct cortical and subcortical electrostimulation taught us about neurolinguistics?
Hugues Duffau
9. Diffusion imaging methods in language sciences
Stephanie Forkel and Marco Catani
Section II Development and Plasticity
10.Neuroplasticity: Language and emotional development in children with perinatal stroke
Judy S. Reilly & Lara R. Polse
11.The neurolinguistics of bilingualism
David W. Green & Judith F. Kroll
12. Language and ageing
Jonathan Peelle
13. Language plasticity in epilepsy
Jeffrey Cole & Marla J. Hamberger
14. Language Development in Deaf Children: Sign Language and Cochlear Implants
Aaron Newman
Section III Articulation and Production
15. Neurocognitive organisation of the articulatory and motor processes of speech
Pascale Tremblay, Isabelle Deschamps, & Anthony S. Dick
16. The Neural Organization of Signed Language: Aphasia and Neuroscience Evidence
David P. Corina and Laurel A. Lawyer
17.Understanding how we produce written words: Lessons from the brain
Brenda Rapp and Jeremy Purcell
18.Motor speech disorders
Wolfram Ziegler, Theresa Scholderle, Ingrid Aichert, & Anja Staiger
19.Investigating the spatial and temporal components of speech production
Greig de Zubicaray & Vitoria Piai
20. The Dorsal Stream Auditory-Motor Interface for Speech
Greg Hickok
Section IV Concepts and Comprehension
21. Neural representations of concept knowledge
Andrew J. Bauer & Marcel A. Just
22.Finding concepts in brain patterns: From feature lists to similarity spaces
Elizabeth Musz & Sharon L. Thompson-Schill
23.The Organization of Manipulable Object Concepts in the Human Brain
Frank Garcea & Bradford Mahon
24.Neural Basis of Monolingual and Bilingual Reading
Pedro M. Paz-Alonso, Myriam Oliver, Ileana Quinones & Manuel Carreiras,
25.Dyslexia and its Neurobiological Basis
Kaja Jasinska & Nicole Landi
26.Speech perception: a perspective from lateralisation, motorisation, and oscillation
David Poeppel, Greg Cogan, Ido Davidesco, Adeen Flinker
27.Sentence processing: towards a neurobiological approach
Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky and Matthias Schlesewsky
28.Comprehension of metaphors and idioms: an updated meta-analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging studies
Alexander M. Rapp
29.Language comprehension and emotion: Where are the interfaces, and who cares?
Jos J.A. van Berkum
Section V Grammar and Cognition
30.Grammatical categories
David Kemmerer
31.Neurocognitive mechanisms of agrammatism
Cynthia Thompson & Jennifer Mack
32.Verbal working memory
Bradley Buchsbaum
33.Subcortical contributions to language
David Copland & Anthony Angwin
34.Lateralisation of language
Lise Van der Haegen and Qing Cai
35.Neural mechanisms of music and language
Mattson Ogg and L. Robert Slevc

About the author: 

Greig I. de Zubicaray is Professor and Assistant Dean of Research in the Faculty of Health at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. His research covers brain mechanisms involved in language and memory and their disorders, neuroimaging methodologies, the ageing brain and cognitive decline, and most recently, the emerging field of imaging genetics. Niels O. Schiller is Professor of Psycho- and Neurolinguistics and Academic Director of the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL). His research interests include syntactic, morphological, and phonological processes in language production and reading aloud, as well as articulatory-motor processes during speech production, language processing in neurologically impaired patients, and forensic phonetics.

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