Considerable further detail is provided in
Sydney Lamb, Pathways of the Brain: The Neurocognitive Basis of Language. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Co., 1999.(Description | List of errors with corrections)
Other imporant sources of information are listed below, under References, following this brief guide:
Cortical Columns. The book by Vernon Mountcastle (1998) is very important, a basic source for information about these basic units of cortical structure.
Evidence from Brain Damage. Some of the best evidence for the locations of the various linguistic subsystems comes from the study of brain-damaged patients. Good neurological treatments include those of Goodglass (1993) and Benson and Ardila (1996).
Neuroscience. A good survey of neuroscience, from brain anatomy to the structures and functions of neurons and their components, is provided by Purves et al. (1997).
- Benson, D. Frank and Alfredo Ardila, Aphasia: A Clinical Perspective. Oxford University Press, 1996.
- Damasio, Antonio, Descartes' Error. Grosset/Putnam, 1994.
- Danasio, Antonio, The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness. Harcourt Brace, 1999.
- Frederici, Angela D. (ed.), Language Comprehension: A Biological Perspective (2nd edition). Springer, 1999.
- Glezerman, Tatyana & Victoria Balkoski, Language, Thought, and the Brain. Plenum, 1999.
- Goodglass, David, Understanding Aphasia . Academic Press, 1993.
- Lamb, Sydney M., Being realistic, being scientific. In LACUS Forum 32 (Shin Ja Hwang, William Sullivan, Arle Lommel, eds.). LACUS, 2006 (prepublication copy).
- Lamb, Sydney M., Language as a real biological system. In Language and Reality (Jonathan Webster, ed.). London: Continuum, 2004.
- Lamb, Sydney M., Pathways of the Brain: The Neurocognitive Basis of Language. John Benjamins, 1999. (Excerpts from Chapter One | List of errors with corrections)
- Lamb, Sydney M., Language and brain: When experiments are unfeasible, you have to think harder. Linguistics and the Human Sciences Vol 1.2, 151-176 (2005)
- Lamb, Sydney M., On the perception of speech. In Language and Reality (Jonathan Webster, ed.). Continuum, 2004.
- Lamb, Sydney M., Neurolinguistics and general linguistics: The importance of the microscopic level. Logos and Language 4.1-16 (2003).
- Levelt, Willem (ed.), Language. In Michael S. Gazzaniga, The New Cognitive Neurosciences (2nd edition). MIT Press, 2000.
- Mountcastle, Vernon B, Perceptual Neuroscience: The Cerebral Cortex. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998.
- Purves, Dale, George J. Augustine, David Fitzpatrick, Lawrence C. Katz, Anthody-Samuel LaMantia, and James O. McNamara (editors), Neuroscience. Sinauer Associates, 1997.
Some Internet Sources:
The HOPES Brain Tutorial: A guided tour of the brain and its parts. (Click here).
Eric Chudler, "Oh Say Can You Say": The Brain and Language (a fun introduction to neurolinguistic concepts). (Click here).
Mark Dubin, Brodmann Areas in the Human Brain with an Emphasis on Vision and Language. (Click here).
Neuroscience Tutorial, Washington University School of Medicine. An illustrated guide to the essential basics of clinical neuroscience created in conjunction with the first-year course for medical students. (Click here).
Bert Peeters, Does cognitive linguistics live up to its name? (Click here).
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