From bumps to diagrams: Tracing language in the brain

Willem J.M. Levelt

in A History of Psycholinguistics

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199653669
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742040 | DOI:
From bumps to diagrams: Tracing language in the brain

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This chapter discusses language in the brain, which became an advanced science during the latter half of the nineteenth century. It highlights various opinions on matters of brain and language that were expressed during the nineteenth century and considers the physiognomic beginnings of this field. It also studies the functional architectures that still remain at the root of present psycholinguistic theories.

Keywords: language; brain; physiognomic beginnings; functional architectures; psycholinguistic theories

Chapter.  20015 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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