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  The emergence of the unmarked: A new perspective on the language-specific function of Broca's Area

Grewe, T., Bornkessel, I., Zysset, S., Wiese, R., von Cramon, D. Y., & Schlesewsky, M. (2005). The emergence of the unmarked: A new perspective on the language-specific function of Broca's Area. Human Brain Mapping, 26(3), 178-190. doi:10.1002/hbm.20154.

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Grewe, Tanja, Author
Bornkessel, Ina1, Author              
Zysset, Stefan2, Author              
Wiese, Richard, Author
von Cramon, D. Yves2, Author              
Schlesewsky, Matthias, Author
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1Max Planck Research Group Neurotypology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, ou_634568              
2Department Cognitive Neurology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, ou_634563              

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 Abstract: A number of neuroimaging studies have implicated an involvement of Broca's area, particularly of the pars opercularis of the left inferior frontal gyrus (IFG), in the processing of complex (permuted) sentences. However, functional interpretations of this region's role range from very general (e.g., in terms of working memory) to highly specific (e.g., as supporting particular types of syntactic operations). A dissociation of these competing accounts is often impossible because in most cases, the language internal complexity of permuted sentence structures is accompanied invariably by increasing costs of a more general cognitive nature (e.g., working memory, task difficulty, and acceptability). We used functional magnetic resonance imaging to explore the precise nature of the pars opercularis activation in the processing of permuted sentences by examining the permutation of pronouns in German. Although clearly involving a permutation operation, sentences with an initial object pronoun behave like simple, subject-initial sentences (e.g., in terms of acceptability) because of a rule stating that pronouns should generally precede non-pro-nominal arguments. The results of the experiment show that in contrast to non-pro-nominal permutations, sentences with a permuted pronoun do not engender enhanced pars opercularis activation. Our findings therefore speak against both language-related working memory and transformation-based accounts of this region's role in sentence comprehension. Rather, we argue that the pars opercularis of the left IFG supports the language-specific linearization of hierarchical linguistic dependencies.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2005
 Publication Status: Published in print
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DOI: 10.1002/hbm.20154
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Title: Human Brain Mapping
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Publ. Info: New York : Wiley-Liss
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 26 (3) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 178 - 190 Identifier: ISSN: 1065-9471
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954925601686