OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

ISBN : 9780198747314

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¥10,956
著者: 
Anne Reboul
ページ
320 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
156 x 234 mm
刊行日
2017年03月
シリーズ
Oxford Studies in Biolinguistics

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This book proposes a new two-step approach to the evolution of language, whereby syntax first evolved as an auto-organizational process for the human conceptual apparatus (as a Language of Thought), and this Language of Thought was then externalized for communication, due to social selection pressures. Anne Reboul first argues that despite the routine use of language in communication, current use is not a failsafe guide to adaptive history. She points out that human cognition is as unique in nature as is language as a communication system, suggesting deep links between human thought and language. If language is seen as a communication system, then the specificities of language, its hierarchical syntax, its creativity, and the ability to use it to talk about absent objects, are a mystery. This book shows that approaching language as a system for thought overcomes these problems, and provides a detailed account of both steps in the evolution of language: its evolution for thought and its externalization for communication.

目次: 

1 Introduction
2 The need for a dual account of language evolution
3 The specificify of the human conceptual apparatus
4 Merge and the lexicalization of concepts
5 A mildly Machiavellian view of communication and the Argumentative Theory of Reasoning
6 Conclusion

著者について: 

Anne Reboul has a Ph.D in linguistics from EHESS, Paris, and a Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Geneva. She is Senior Researcher at CNRS and co-director of the Institute for Cognitive Sciences-Marc Jeannerod in Lyon. She is interested in pragmatics, language evolution, and artistic practices, and is currently working in experimental pragmatics as part of the EU project AThEME, where she is investigating the impact of L2 learning on pragmatic abilities. She has published widely in French and English, including articles in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Studies in Pragmatics, and Pragmatics and Cognition.

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