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The Resource Language, Biology and Cognition : A Critical Perspective, by Prakash Mondal, (electronic resource)

Language, Biology and Cognition : A Critical Perspective, by Prakash Mondal, (electronic resource)

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Language, Biology and Cognition : A Critical Perspective
Title
Language, Biology and Cognition
Title remainder
A Critical Perspective
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by Prakash Mondal
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Language
eng
Summary
"This is an exciting book that takes a fresh and novel look at language, showing that there is more than just content to it, but a deep internal structure which cannot be simply reduced to the brain and its cognitive faculties. Highly recommended!" -- Georg Northoff, Professor and author of The Spontaneous Brain: from Mind-Body Problem to World-Brain Problem (MIT Press, 2018). This book examines the relationship between human language and biology in order to determine whether the biological foundations of language can offer deep insights into the nature and form of language and linguistic cognition. Challenging the assumption in biolinguistics and neurolinguistics that natural language and linguistic cognition can be reconciled with neurobiology, the author argues that reducing representation to cognitive systems and cognitive systems to neural populations is reductive, leading to inferences about the cognitive basis of linguistic performance based on assuming (false) dependencies. Instead, he finds that biological implementations of cognitive rather than the biological structures themselves, are the driver behind linguistic structures. In particular, this book argues that the biological roots of language are useful only for an understanding of the emergence of linguistic capacity as a whole, but ultimately irrelevant to understanding the character of language. Offering an antidote to the current thinking embracing ‘biologism’ in linguistic sciences, it will be of interest to readers in linguistics, the cognitive and brain sciences, and the points at which these disciplines converge with the computer sciences. Prakash Mondal is Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India.--
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  • Cognitive grammar
  • Consciousness
  • Biology-Philosophy
  • Applied psychology
  • Language acquisition
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Language, Biology and Cognition : A Critical Perspective, by Prakash Mondal, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Biological Foundations of Linguistic Cognition -- Chapter 3: Cognition from Language or Language from Cognition? -- Chapter 4: Linguistic Structures as Cognitive Structures -- Chapter 5: Conclusion.
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978-3-030-23715-8
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1st ed. 2020.
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1 online resource (XVI, 241 pages)
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  • electronic
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783030237158
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computer
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17 illustrations
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absent
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access
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remote
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(OCoLC)1109956896
Label
Language, Biology and Cognition : A Critical Perspective, by Prakash Mondal, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23715-8
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Biological Foundations of Linguistic Cognition -- Chapter 3: Cognition from Language or Language from Cognition? -- Chapter 4: Linguistic Structures as Cognitive Structures -- Chapter 5: Conclusion.
Control code
978-3-030-23715-8
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (XVI, 241 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030237158
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
17 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1109956896

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