Morphological processing in the brain: The good (inflection), the bad (derivation) and the ugly (compounding)

Alina Leminen, Eva Smolka, Jon A. Duñabeitia, Christos Pliatsikas

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

Abstrakti

There is considerable behavioral evidence that morphologically complex words such as ‘tax-able’ and ‘kiss-es’ are processed and represented combinatorially. In other words, they are decomposed into their constituents ‘tax’ and ‘-able’ during comprehension (reading or listening), and producing them might also involve on–the–spot combination of these constituents (especially for inflections). However, despite increasing amount of neurocognitive research, the neural mechanisms underlying these processes are still not fully understood. The purpose of this critical review is to offer a comprehensive overview on the state-of-the-art of the research on the neural mechanisms of morphological processing. In order to take into account all types of complex words, we include findings on inflected, derived, and compound words presented both visually and aurally. More specifically, we cover a wide range of electro- and magnetoencephalography (EEG and MEG, respectively) as well as structural/functional magnetic resonance imaging (s/fMRI) studies that focus on morphological processing. We present the findings with respect to the temporal course and localization of morphologically complex word processing. We summarize the observed findings, their interpretations with respect to current psycholinguistic models, and discuss methodological approaches as well as their possible limitations.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiCortex
Vuosikerta116
Sivut4-44
Sivumäärä41
ISSN0010-9452
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - heinäkuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu
Tapahtuma10th International Morphological Processing Conference (MoProc) - Trieste, Italia
Kesto: 22 kesäkuuta 201724 kesäkuuta 2017
Konferenssinumero: 10

Tieteenalat

  • 3112 Neurotieteet
  • 6162 Kognitiotiede

Projektit

Rapid formation of language-related memory circuits in the human neocortex

Leminen, A., Balla, V. & Shtyrov, Y.

01/01/201831/12/2021

Projekti: Helsingin yliopiston kolmivuotinen tutkimushanke

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