Psycholinguistic and Neurolinguistic Perspectives of Sign Language

Autor/a: CORINA, David P.; KNAPP, Heather P.
Año: 2006
Editorial: Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2006
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación » Aspectos psicológicos y cognitivos


Signed languages of the deaf are naturally evolving linguistic systems exhibiting the  full range of linguistic complexity found in speech. While the field of sign language psycholinguistics is still in its adolescence, most phenomena that form the foundation of our understanding of speech perception and production, such as lexicality and frequency effects, semantic- and form-based priming, categorical perception, production slips, and tip-of-the-finger phenomena, are well attested in sign languages. In addition, neurolinguistic studies have helped identify brain  regions  critical for sign language and have documented  the  dissolution of sign  language in cases of sign  aphasia. New findings from neuroimaging have confirmed and extended our understanding of the intricacies of the neural system underlying sign language use. Taken together, these studies provide a privileged  avenue for understanding  the  generality of the  cognitive  constraints evidenced in language processing and the biological basis for human language.
En: Matthew J. Traxler y Morton A. Gernsbacher (eds.). "Handbook of Psycholinguistics" (2006) pp. 1001-1024