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EVOLUTION, COMMUNICATION AND THE PROPER FUNCTION OF LANGUAGE

Origgi, Gloria and Sperber, Dan (2000) EVOLUTION, COMMUNICATION AND THE PROPER FUNCTION OF LANGUAGE. [Book Chapter] (In Press)

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Abstract

Language is both a biological and a cultural phenomenon. Our aim here is to discuss, in an evolutionary perspective, the articulation of these two aspects of language. For this, we draw on the general conceptual framework developed by Ruth Millikan (1984) while at the same time dissociating ourselves from her view of language.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:evolution, evolution of language, philosophy of language, philosophy of biology, Ruth Millikan, Paul Grice, relevance theory, pragmatics, culture, biological function, origin of language, metarepresentation, mindreading, theory of mind
Subjects:Biology > Evolution
Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Linguistics > Pragmatics
Philosophy > Philosophy of Language
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:403
Deposited By:Sperber, Dan
Deposited On:04 Mar 2000
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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