The Resource Cognition and communication in the evolution of language, Anne Reboul

Cognition and communication in the evolution of language, Anne Reboul

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Cognition and communication in the evolution of language
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Cognition and communication in the evolution of language
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Anne Reboul
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eng
Summary
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
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NhCcYBP
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Reboul, Anne
Dewey number
401/.9
Index
index present
LC call number
P37
LC item number
.R42 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Oxford linguistics
  • Oxford Studies in Biolinguistics
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  • Language and languages
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Biolinguistics
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Cognition and communication in the evolution of language, Anne Reboul
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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First edition.
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780191064470
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction.
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(NhCcYBP)40027236941
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Cognition and communication in the evolution of language, Anne Reboul
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1481497
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191064470
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40027236941

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