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The evolution of semantics: sharing conceptual domains

Peter Gärdenfors

in The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: Evidence and Inference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654840
eISBN:
9780191759000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654840.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter argues that the cultural development of Homo sapiens and their predecessors is highly dependent on the expansion of shared semantic domains. Starting from an analysis of how and when ... More


Accountability in Social Interaction

Jeffrey D. Robinson (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190210557
eISBN:
9780190210571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210557.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Within the study of language and social interaction, in which this book is situated, the concept of “accountability”—including related concepts, such as “account” or “motive,” “accounting,” and ... More


Children’s Expressive Handling of Objects in a Shared World

Mats Andrén

in Intercorporeality: Emerging Socialities in Interaction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190210465
eISBN:
9780190210489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210465.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Theories of embodied interaction and environmental coupling are now successfully struggling with the slippery notions of mind, matter, and sociality, but more empirical work is required, especially ... More


Intercorporeal Phantasms: Kinesthetic Alignment with Imagined Bodies in Self-Defense Training

Anja Stukenbrock

in Intercorporeality: Emerging Socialities in Interaction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190210465
eISBN:
9780190210489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210465.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Imagination is a dimension of incorporeality that is a genuine capacity to displace ourselves from the actual phenomenal sphere, communicate with and about absent phenomena, and embody and ... More


Why humans and not apes: the social preconditions for the emergence of language

Charles Whitehead

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In this chapter it is argued that language emerged in humans and not in apes because of specific behavioural and mental differences between us and them. First, our formidable armamentarium of social ... More


The co-evolution of human intersubjectivity, morality, and language

Jordan Zlatev

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter argues that language, which rests on the sharing of linguistic norms, honest information, and moral norms, evolved through a co-evolutionary process with a pivotal role for ... More


The Omnirelevance of Accountability: Off-Record Account Solicitations

Chase Wesley Raymond and Tanya Stivers

in Accountability in Social Interaction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190210557
eISBN:
9780190210571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210557.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter builds on the work of Garfinkel and Heritage to argue that when questioners pose a known-answer question concerning a behavior, decision, or opinion for which an account is possible, ... More


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