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Language, Literacy, and Technology

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Title: The Language Organ
Subtitle: Linguistics as Cognitive Physiology
Written By: Stephen R. Anderson
David W Lightfoot
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521809940
Description:

"A superb overview of the logic of language and its basis in the human mind."
--Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology, MIT and author of The
Language Instinct and Words and Rules

This study treats human language as the manifestation of a faculty of the
mind, which is seen as a mental organ whose nature is determined by human
biology and whose functional properties should be explored as physiology
explores the functional properties of physical organs. The book surveys the
nature of the language faculty in its various aspects: the systems of
sounds, words, and syntax, the development of language in the child and
historically, what is known about its relation to the brain.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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