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Linguistic Determinism and the Innate Basis of Number

Stephen Laurence and Eric Margolis

in The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195332834
eISBN:
9780199868117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332834.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines Gordon's study and its implications for theories of numerical concepts. Gordon's data was collected among the Pirahã tribe of the Brazilian Amazon, who have no words for precise ... More


Language and Core Cognition

Susan Carey

in The Origin of Concepts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195367638
eISBN:
9780199867349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367638.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter touches on some relations between core cognition and language. It distinguishes the strong linguistic continuity hypothesis that emerges from the language-acquisition literature with two ... More


Colour Perception

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Cognitive Variations: Reflections on the Unity and Diversity of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214617
eISBN:
9780191706493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214617.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Ever since the famous study by Berlin and Kay (1969), colour perception has been cited as one of the prime examples where, despite great surface diversity, robust cross-cultural universals can be ... More


Can Language Acquisition Give Children a Point of View?

Jill C. de VilHers

in Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195159912
eISBN:
9780199847150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159912.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents the most recent version of the linguistic determination theory, which posits that false-belief understanding crucially depends on mastery of the syntax of complementation. ... More


Whorf

W. Underhill James

in Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates the unfortunate way in which linguists have tended to focus upon Whorf's more radical pronouncements: this has led to polarization in the debate over whether language ... More


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