Time to Speak: Cognitive and Neural Prerequisites for Time in Language
April 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Considers the role time plays as a fundamental aspect of human cognition and action, providing important insights to inform and extend current studies of time in language and in language acquisition
- Examines the main devices used to encode time in natural language, such as lexical elements, tense, and aspect, and draws on the latest psychological and neurobiological findings
- Addresses a range of issues, including: the relationship between temporal language, culture, and thought; the relationship between verb aspect and mental simulations of events; the development of temporal concepts; time perception; the storage and retrieval of temporal information in autobiographical memory; and neural correlates of tense processing and sequence planning