By Elisabetta Fava

This paintings covers varied points of speech and language pathology and it deals a pretty entire evaluation of the complexity and the rising value of the sector, by means of picking and re-examining, from diversified views, a few typical assumptions in medical linguistics and in cognitive sciences. The papers surround varied matters in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, mentioned with appreciate to deafness, stuttering, baby acquisition and impairments, SLI, William's Syndrome deficit, fluent aphasia and agrammatism. The interdisciplinary complexity of the language/cognition interface can also be explored through concentrating on empirical facts from assorted languages: Bantu, Catalan, Dutch, English, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, jap, and Spanish. the purpose of this quantity is to emphasize the starting to be value of the theoretical and methodological linguistic instruments built during this zone; to deliver below scrutiny assumptions taken without any consideration in contemporary analyses, that can now not be so seen as they might appear; to enquire how even it sounds as if minimum offerings within the description of phenomena might impact the shape and complexity of the language/cognition interface.

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An increase in the number of phonological units in a morpheme type leads to an in­ crease in the potential number of morphemes, but to a decrease in the actual number, in terms of actual numbers as well as in comparison with the potential. To the extent, then, that the selection of a morpheme in the text leads to the characteristics of the sound waves, we see that the "human factor" motivation, preci­ sion of control, is favoring some kinds of combinations of sound waves over others. Apparent skewings in the form of favorings of certain phonological units on the morpheme level resulting from the interaction between the communica­ tion factor and the human factor play a major role in Diver's (1995:71) theo­ retical approach and even determine the kind of data he uses in his analyses 'words' or canonical morphemes: 8 YISHAI TOBIN A number of hints have been given that there is a quantitative basis for the comments about the favoring of certain uses of the phonological units over others.

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