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

Show full item record



Permalink

http://hdl.handle.net/10138/305163

Citation

Leminen , A , Smolka , E , Duñabeitia , J A & Pliatsikas , C 2019 , ' Morphological processing in the brain : The good (inflection), the bad (derivation) and the ugly (compounding) ' , Cortex , vol. 116 , pp. 4-44 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2018.08.016

Title: Morphological processing in the brain : The good (inflection), the bad (derivation) and the ugly (compounding)
Author: Leminen, Alina; Smolka, Eva; Duñabeitia, Jon A.; Pliatsikas, Christos
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Digital Humanities
Date: 2019-07
Language: eng
Number of pages: 41
Belongs to series: Cortex
ISSN: 0010-9452
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/305163
Abstract: 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.
Subject: 3112 Neurosciences
Morphology
Compounding
Derivation
Inflection
Neuroimaging
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE
CROSS-LINGUISTIC DIFFERENCES
PAST-TENSE MORPHOLOGY
EYE-MOVEMENTS
FULL DECOMPOSITION MODEL
COMPLEX WORDS
VISUAL WORD RECOGNITION
BROCAS AREA
SEMANTIC TRANSPARENCY
MORPHO-ORTHOGRAPHIC SEGMENTATION
6162 Cognitive science
Rights:


Files in this item

Total number of downloads: Loading...

Files Size Format View
1_s2.0_S0010945218302661_main.pdf 1.513Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record