Language, cognition, and the brain: Insights from Sign Language

Autor/a: EMMOREY, Karen
Año: 2002
Editorial: Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2002
Tipo de código: ISBN
Soporte: Papel


Educación » Aspectos psicológicos y cognitivos, Lingüística


In the preface, Emmorey states her goal for this book: to illustrate what can be learned about human language, cognition, and the brain by studying signed languages and the deaf people who use them. She clearly achieves that goal in this excellent volume. Her scholarship is impeccable, something we have come to expect from this author. First of all, the organization of the book is impressive. Each chapter explicitly presents specific goals and then proceeds through those goals in an organized and clear style. The conclusion of each chapter includes suggested readings with a brief explanation of how these suggestions support the chapter. Second, this volume includes research on a variety of signed languages—Nicaraguan, Australian, Danish, and Irish, to name a few—and provides a truly comprehensive approach to the topic.

En: Monikowski, C. (ed.), Studies in second language acquisition.