This chapter summarizes the main themes covered in the preceding chapters and offers suggestions for future language research. This book presented a broad overview of the major domains of knowledge supporting grammatic function and the functional relationships between the neural networks supporting these domains, as constrained by the known neuroanatomy and principles of neurophysiology (e.g., selective engagement). While the picture of grammatic function that emerges remains substantially underspecified, it appears to be remarkably consistent given the disparate fields of investigation which led to its formulation. The chapter also presents some final thoughts about parallel distributed processing theory and identifies the native essentials to the development of language function.
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