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|Description||This book offers an updated introduction to Relational Network Theory (RNT), a neurocognitive model of language compatible with systemic-functional tenets. It describes and illustrates the logical types of relations found in a linguistic network. Part I traces the evolution of RNT from the 1960s to the present, highlighting its systemic and stratificational origins, introducing its main tational devices, and identifying successive theoretical milestones (from structural, to operational, to neurocognitive considerations). Part II offers an unprecedented collection of case studies showing descriptive applications of RNT. The studies deal with varied linguistic phemena in different languages (phological patterns in Russian, morphological systems in Polish and Spanish, prouns and uns in English discourse, speech errors in English and Polish). The book is prefaced by Michael Halliday and includes a recent interview with Sydney Lamb, the main developer of the theory. Its didactic style and descriptive rigor render it useful for both linguistics students and professional linguists.|
|Author Biography||Adolfo M. Garcia specializes in the neuroscience of language. He is Scientific Director of the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience at the Institute of Cognitive Neurology (INECO, Argentina). William J. Sullivan teaches in the Instytut Anglistyki, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej, Poland.Sarah Tsiang is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Eastern Kentucky University.|
|Author(s)||Adolfo Garcia, Sarah Tsiang|
|Publisher||Equinox Publishing Ltd|
|Date of Publication||14/04/2017|
|Series Title||Equinox Textbooks & Surveys in Linguistics|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||233066716|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Country of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Imprint||Equinox Publishing Ltd|
|Content Note||60 figures|
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