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Language and Thought

Language and Thought
Interdisciplinary Themes


Peter Carruthers, Jill Boucher, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Ming-Yu Zheng, Juan-Carlos Gómez, Rosemary Varley, Gabriel Segal, Andy Clark, Dan Sperber, Deirdre Wilson, Stephen Laurence, Martin Davies, Keith Frankish, Josef Perner, Daniel Dennett
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  • Date Published: August 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521637589

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  • What is the place of language in human cognition? Do we sometimes think in natural language? Or is language for purposes of interpersonal communication only? Although these questions have been much debated in the past, they have almost dropped from sight in recent decades amongst those interested in the cognitive sciences. Language and Thought is intended to persuade such people to think again. It brings together essays by a distinguished interdisciplinary team of philosophers and psychologists, who discuss various ways in which language may be implicated in human cognition. The editors have provided an introduction which lays out the basic terms and history of the debate, and a consolidated bibliography which will provide a valuable reference resource for all those interested in this area. The volume will be of great interest to all researchers and students interested in language and its place in cognition.

    • Interdisciplinary volume covering philosophy, psychology and linguistics
    • The only recent interdisciplinary treatment of the language-and-thought issue
    • Essays by both well-known authors and up-and-coming researchers
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    • Date Published: August 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521637589
    • length: 340 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: opening up options Peter Carruthers and Jill Boucher
    Part I: Language, development and evolution
    2. Thought before language: the expression of motion events prior to the impact of a conventional language model Susan Goldin-Meadow and Ming-Yu Zheng
    3. The prerequisites for language acquisition: evidence from cases of anomalous language development Jill Boucher
    4. Some thoughts about the evolution of lads, with special reference to Tom and Sam Juan-Carlos Gómez
    5. Thinking in language? Evolution and a modularist possibility Peter Carruthers
    Part II: Language, reasoning and concepts
    Introduction Peter Carruthers and Jill Boucher
    6. Aphasic language, aphasic thought: an investigation of propositional thinking in an a-propositional aphasic Rosemary Varley
    7. Representing representations Gabriel Segal
    8. Magic words: how language augments human computation Andy Clark
    9. The mapping between the mental and the public lexicon Dan Sperber and Deirdre Wilson
    10. Convention-based semantics and the development of language Stephen Laurence
    Part III: Language and conscious reasoning
    Introduction Peter Carruthers and Jill Boucher
    11. Language, thought, and the language of thought: Aunty's own argument revisited Martin Davies
    12. Natural language and virtual belief Keith Frankish
    13. The meta-intentional nature of executive functions and theory of mind Josef Perner
    14. Reflections on language and mind Daniel Dennett.

  • Editors

    Peter Carruthers, University of Sheffield

    Jill Boucher, University of Sheffield


    Peter Carruthers, Jill Boucher, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Ming-Yu Zheng, Juan-Carlos Gómez, Rosemary Varley, Gabriel Segal, Andy Clark, Dan Sperber, Deirdre Wilson, Stephen Laurence, Martin Davies, Keith Frankish, Josef Perner, Daniel Dennett

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