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The language myth : why language is not an instinct

The language myth : why language is not an instinct (Loan 2 times)

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Evans, Vyvyan.
Title Statement
The language myth : why language is not an instinct / Vyvyan Evans.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Cambridge, United Kingdom ;   New York :   Cambridge University Press,   c2014.  
Physical Medium
xi, 304 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
9781107619753 (Paperback) 9781107043961 (Hardback)
요약
"Language is central to our lives, the cultural tool that arguably sets us apart from other species. Some scientists have argued that language is innate, a type of unique human 'instinct' pre-programmed in us from birth. In this book, Vyvyan Evans argues that this received wisdom is, in fact, a myth. Debunking the notion of a language 'instinct', Evans demonstrates that language is related to other animal forms of communication; that languages exhibit staggering diversity; that we learn our mother tongue drawing on general properties and abilities of the human mind, rather than an inborn 'universal' grammar; and that, ultimately, language and the mind reflect and draw upon the way we interact with others in the world. Compellingly written and drawing on cutting-edge research, The Language Myth sets out a forceful alternative to the received wisdom, showing how language and the mind really work"--
Content Notes
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements; 1. Language and mind rethought; 2. Is human language unrelated to animal communication systems?; 3. Are there language universals?; 4. Is language innate?; 5. Is language a distinct module in the mind?; 6. Is there a universal Mentalese?; 7. Is thought independent of language?; 8. Language and mind regained.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-300) and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Linguistic universals. Cognitive grammar. Innateness hypothesis (Linguistics). Language and languages --Philosophy. Psycholinguistics.
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300 ▼a xi, 304 p. ; ▼c 22 cm.
504 ▼a Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-300) and index.
505 8 ▼a Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements; 1. Language and mind rethought; 2. Is human language unrelated to animal communication systems?; 3. Are there language universals?; 4. Is language innate?; 5. Is language a distinct module in the mind?; 6. Is there a universal Mentalese?; 7. Is thought independent of language?; 8. Language and mind regained.
520 ▼a "Language is central to our lives, the cultural tool that arguably sets us apart from other species. Some scientists have argued that language is innate, a type of unique human 'instinct' pre-programmed in us from birth. In this book, Vyvyan Evans argues that this received wisdom is, in fact, a myth. Debunking the notion of a language 'instinct', Evans demonstrates that language is related to other animal forms of communication; that languages exhibit staggering diversity; that we learn our mother tongue drawing on general properties and abilities of the human mind, rather than an inborn 'universal' grammar; and that, ultimately, language and the mind reflect and draw upon the way we interact with others in the world. Compellingly written and drawing on cutting-edge research, The Language Myth sets out a forceful alternative to the received wisdom, showing how language and the mind really work"-- ▼c Provided by publisher.
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650 0 ▼a Innateness hypothesis (Linguistics).
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Contents information

Table of Contents

Section	Section Description	Page Number
Acknowledgements	
1	Language and mind rethought	
2	Is human language unrelated to animal communication systems?	
3	Are there language universals?	
4	Is language innate?	
5	Is language a distinct module in the mind?	
6	Is there a universal Mentalese?	
7	Is thought independent of language?	
8	Language and mind regained

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