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The emergence of linguistic signs

Denis Bouchard

in The Nature and Origin of Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681624
eISBN:
9780191761584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681624.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The representational capacities of Offline Brain Systems make it possible for the very different substances of signs to be represented in the brain in a similar way, which enables them to be linked ... More


The Functional Specificity of Language

Daniel Dor

in The Instruction of Imagination: Language as a Social Communication Technology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190256623
eISBN:
9780190256647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256623.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter defines the functional specificity of language as a communication technology. It begins with a foundational discussion of our lives as experiencing creatures: we all live in different ... More


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