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Issues in neurolinguistics and neuropragmatics (a.a. 2018/19)


Neurolinguistics investigates which linguistic categories are relevant for thebrain, and how they are implemented.  As  part  of  neurolinguistics,  neuropragmatics  focuses  on  the  neural  response  to the pragmatic aspects of language, such as context-dependent meanings and discourse. The first part of the course will introduce the studentsto the nainapproaches in neurolinguistics research (studies on clinical   populations,   functional   and   structural   neuroimaging,   EEG),   illustrating   the   main achievements in the study of grammatical and lexical aspects of language. The second part will focus on pragmatics,  showing  the  complex  interplay  of  linguistic  and  cognitive functions involved  in processing implicit meanings, and the vulnerability of pragmatic abilities in pathological conditions.


October 15th, 2018 : 14:30-17:30
October 22nd, 2018: 11:00-13:00; 14:00-16:00
October 29th, 2018: 14:30-17:30

Classroom 1-16: October 15th and 29th
Classroom 1-14: October 22nd


Bambini V (2017). Il cervello pragmatico. Roma: Carocci.
Kemmerer D (2014). Cognitive Neuroscienceof Language. NewYork: Psychology Press. [selected parts]


The evaluation will be based on an oral exam.

Credits: 2

Valentina Bambini

Professoressa Associata di Linguistica

Ciclo : XXXIV

Tipologia corso : Tipo a

Periodo: Semestre I

Anno accademico: 2018-2019

Durata : 10 ore