syntax

Can detection of extraneous visual signals reveal the syntactic structure of sign language?

Background The ability to combine individual lexical items into phrases and sentences is at the core of the human capacity for language (Friederici et al., 2017). Linguistic research indicates that the world’s sign languages exhibit complex …

Neuroscience and syntax

The neuroscience of language uses experimental methodologies from cognitive science and neuroscience to investigate the neurobiological basis of linguistic phenomena in the human brain. In this chapter, we review neuroanatomical evidence for the …