Relations between Language and Memory

Organization, Representation, and Processing

by Cornelia Zelinsky-Wibbelt (Volume editor)
Edited Collection VII, 378 Pages


This edition gives an explanatory account of language which is intrinsically related to psychological models of the human mind. The commitment to language as a cognitive system enables the explanation of many linguistic phenomena, such as the acquisition, storage, and retrieval of linguistic information, as a memory effect. The authors of this volume explain these phenomena by investigating the architecture of language and memory, the representation of concepts and their linguistic structures in the mental lexicon as well as their neural basis, and, finally, the role of memory in language comprehension.


VII, 378
ISBN (Hardcover)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. VII, 378 pp.

Biographical notes

Cornelia Zelinsky-Wibbelt (Volume editor)

Cornelia Zelinsky-Wibbelt specializes in the research area of lexical semantics. Working in the research paradigm of cognitive linguistics, her semantic analyses are closely tied up with morphological and syntactic patterns. Being interdisciplinary, the author’s work draws on philosophical theory and is buttressed empirically by psycholinguistic and computational-linguistic evidence. Numerous publications have emerged from these projects.


Title: Relations between Language and Memory