Psychobiology of Language
What is language? Can we distinguish language from general cognition? Is language an isolable, biologically coherent system? Does the linguistic description of language as an autonomous system, formed from a combination of more-or-less autonomous subsystems, correspond to psychological and neurophysiological fact? This collection of original contributions, drawn from a Neurosciences Research Program Work Session, provides a comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date discussion of the research, knowledge, and debates in the neurobiology of language.
Michael Studdert-Kennedy is Professor in the Department of Communication at Queens College (CUNY) and is on the research staff at the Haskins Laboratories.
This book inaugurates a new series in Neuropsychology and Neurolinguistics, edited by David Caplan.