A Neural Network Model of Lexical Organisation

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A&C Black, Sep 10, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 238 pages
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This is an engaging study of the mental lexicon: the way in which the form and meaning of words is stored by speakers of specific languages. Fortescue attempts to narrow the gap between the results of experimental neurology and the concerns of theoretical linguistics in the area of lexical semantics. The prime goal as regards linguistic theory is to show how matters of lexical organization can be analysed and discussed within a neurologically informed framework that is both adaptable and constrained. It combines the perspectives of distributed network modelling and linguistic semantics, and draws upon the accruing evidence from neuroimaging studies as regards the cortical regions involved. It engages with a number of controversial current issues in both disciplines. This text is intended as a tool for linguists interested in psychological adequacy and the latest advances in Cognitive Science.  It provides a principled means of distinguishing those semantic features required by a mental lexicon that have a direct bearing on grammar from those that do not.  A Neural Network Model of Lexical Organisation is essential reading for researchers in neurolinguistics and lexical semantics.
 

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Contents

Part 2 Applications
69
Part 3 Cognitive Justification of the Model
135
The Relationship to Burnods Neurological Model
177
Paradigmatic Features of English Words
185
Sample Derivations
193
List of Templates and Graphic Conventions
195
Notes
199
References
230
Index
235
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Michael Fortescue is Professor of General Linguistics in the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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