Panizza – Neurolinguistics

Neurolinguistics (2 weeks)

This course does not require any previous knowledge about neuroscience or brain anatomy. After a brief introduction to the fundaments of brain morphology and physiology, we will discuss some of the most relevant works in neuroscience related to the areas of generative linguistics, such as Phonology, Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics. Fundamental questions about how language is housed in the human brain will be addressed such as: a) how does the brain process spoken language b) what areas/networks are functionally specialised in phonological, syntactic and semantic processing c) how much do we know about the relationship between theoretical linguistics and neuroscience.