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Verbal Minds
 
 

Verbal Minds, 1st Edition

Language and the Architecture of Cognition

 
Verbal Minds, 1st Edition,Toni Gomila,ISBN9780123852007
 
 
 

  

Elsevier

9780123852007

9780123852014

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229 X 152

This book provides a comprehensive review of the multiple developments that have taken place in the last 10 years on the question of the relationships between language and thought and integrates them into a coherent framework. It will be relevant for anyone working in the sciences of languages.

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Key Features

  • Synthesizes recent research
  • Provides an integrated view of cognitive architecture
  • Explains the relationships between language and thought

Description

Ten years ago, the hegemonic idea was that language was a kind of independent module within the mind, a sort of "print-out" of whatever cognitive activity was taking place, but without any influence whatsoever in that activity. While this view is still held, evidence amassed in the last 10 years suggests another view of their inter-relationships, even though exactly which one is not clear yet, in part because of the lack of a unified view, and in part because of the inertia of the previous position, in part because all this evidence must be considered together. An increasing number of researchers are paying attention to the issues involved as the human language specificity may provide a clue to understand what makes humans "smart," to account for the singularities of human cognition.

This book provides a comprehensive review of the multiple developments that have taken place in the last 10 years on the question of the relationships between language and thought and integrates them into a coherent framework. It will be relevant for anyone working in the sciences of languages.

Readership

Psycholinguists, linguistic and cognitive anthropologists, developmental psychologists, philosophers of the mind, evolutionary psychologists and linguistic semanticists

Toni Gomila

Affiliations and Expertise

Universitat Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Verbal Minds, 1st Edition

  1. Introduction: the quest for human specificity
  2. Language and Cognitive Arquitecture: looking for a model of their inter-relationship
  3. After Sapir-Whorf
  4. On not having a language
  5. Altered language, altered thinking?
  6. Dual theories of flexible thought
  7. Evolutionary approaches
  8. A balanced view

Quotes and reviews

"If you wrestle with localization, translation, or English for non-native speakers, Gomila’s Verbal Minds…may make you even more cautious about assuming that the whole world thinks the way that we do. He summarizes (and disputes) the results of hundreds of studies…, trying to tease out the ways in which our native language affects the way we understand and think about our experience."--Technical Communication, February 2014

 
 
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