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Title: The Focusing Hypothesis
Written By: Alison Wray

Proposes that the left hemisphere teaches patterns to the right. The right then handles routine language processing, while the left deals with ideas and complicated or unexpected structures.

Publication Year: 1992
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556193890
ISBN-13: 9781556193897
Pages: 201
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