25.3862, Books: The Language Myth: Evans

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Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:51:15
From: Joyce Reid [jreid at cambridge.org]
Subject: The Language Myth: Evans

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Title: The Language Myth 
Subtitle: Why Language Is Not an Instinct 
Publication Year: 2014 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Book URL: http://bit.ly/1xCojqb 


Author: Vyvyan Evans

Paperback: ISBN:  9781107619753 Pages:  Price: U.S. $ 27.99
Paperback: ISBN:  9781107619753 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 17.99


Abstract:

Language is central to our lives, the cultural tool that arguably sets us apart from other species. Some scientists have argued that language is innate, a type of unique human 'instinct' pre-programmed in us from birth. In this book, Vyvyan Evans argues that this received wisdom is, in fact, a myth. Debunking the notion of a language 'instinct', Evans demonstrates that language is related to other animal forms of communication; that languages exhibit staggering diversity; that we learn our mother tongue drawing on general properties and abilities of the human mind, rather than an inborn 'universal' grammar; that language is not autonomous but is closely related to other aspects of our mental lives; and that, ultimately, language and the mind reflect and draw upon the way we interact with others in the world. Compellingly written and drawing on cutting-edge research, The Language Myth sets out a forceful alternative to the received wisdom, showing how language and the mind really work.

Acknowledgements; 1. Language and mind rethought; 2. Is human language unrelated to animal communication systems?; 3. Are there language universals?; 4. Is language innate?; 5. Is language a distinct module in the mind?; 6. Is there a universal Mentalese?; 7. Is thought independent of language?; 8. Language and mind regained. 



Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                     Cognitive Science
                     Linguistic Theories


Written In: English  (eng)

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