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Relations between Language and Memory

Organization, Representation, and Processing

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Cornelia Zelinsky-Wibbelt

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.
Contents: Cornelia Zelinsky-Wibbelt: Introduction – David Tuggy: On the storage vs. computation of complex linguistic structures – Cornelia Zelinsky-Wibbelt: Resolving the dichotomy between storage and computation: The analysability of compound meanings – Viorica Marian/Margarita Kaushanskaya: Language-dependent memory: Insights from bilingualism – Renate Bartsch: Concept formation, memory, and understanding – Michael Fortescue: Eternal objects, figuræ, and memory – Francisco Morales/John R. Taylor: Learning and relative frequency – Barbra Novak/Sydney Lamb: Nouns and verbs in the mental lexicon – Ralf Rummer/Johannes Engelkamp: Towards a language-based account on verbal working memory – Alan Garnham/H. Wind Cowles: Mental models and noun-phrase anaphora – Monika Schwarz-Friesel: Text comprehension: Resolving direct and indirect anaphora – Arne Zeschel/Alex Deppert: Lexical predictability in comprehension.