An integrated analysis of various angles is required to reveal the cognitive ability of human beings to acquire and use language. This book can be seen as a significant academic effort that adequately satisfies these needs.
It includes a variety of discourses and diverse research findings on language cognition and language processing abilities and discusses various aspects of language cognitive abilities such as the neurobiological aspects of language processing, questions regarding the fundamental properties of language, and biological comparisons of language abilities between humans and animals. In addition, it attempts to apply the results of brain science to language acquisition research e.g. by discussing neuroplasticity in adult language learners. In addition, clinical linguistic topics such as amusia, developmental dyslexia, and aged neurological medical terminology are thoroughly discussed. In particular, this book presents diverse interpretations of human language processing and language cognitive abilities based on the specific results of studies that used brain science methodologies like fMRI, EEG, etc.
Readers of this book are expected to gain deeper insights into human language cognitive abilities and language development through various discussions regarding language processing and language cognitive abilities. I would especially like to recommend this book to readers who wish to more deeply understand language evolution, language cognition, and language acquisition.
Prof. Sung-Eun Lee
Seoul National University
Dept. of German Language and Literature