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Social Intelligence and Interaction

Social Intelligence and Interaction
Expressions and implications of the social bias in human intelligence


Esther N. Goody, Richard W. Byrne, Edwin Hutchins, Brian Hazlehurst, Nurit Bird-David, Jurgen Streeck, Paul Drew, David Good, Penelope Brown, Thomas Luckmann, David Zeitlyn, Stephen C. Levinson, Michael Carrithers.
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  • Date Published: March 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521459495

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  • There is a growing view that intelligence evolved as a product of social interdependence. The unique development of human intelligence was probably linked to the use of spoken language, but language itself evolved in the context of social interaction, and in its development it has shaped - and been shaped by - social institutions. Taking as their starting-point the social production of intelligence and of language, scholars across a range of disciplines are beginning to rethink fundamental questions about human evolution, language and social institutions. This volume brings together anthropologists, linguists, primatologists and psychologists, all working on this new frontier of research.

    • Highly original study of human evolution, language and social institutions
    • Explores the subject from the perspective of different scholars from across a wide range of disciplines
    • Editor is previous Press author and the contributors are all well-known and highly respected in their own fields
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    • Date Published: March 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521459495
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Esther N. Goody
    Part I. Primary Processes: l. The ape legacy Richard W. Byrne
    2. How to invent a shared lexicon Edwin Hutchins and Brian Hazlehurst
    3. Kinship organization Nurit Bird-David
    Part II. The Interactive Negotiation of Meaning in Conversation:
    4. On projection Jurgen Streeck
    5. Interaction sequences and anticipatory interactive planning Paul Drew
    6. Where does foresight end and hindsight begin? David Good
    Part III. Genres as Tools that Shape Interaction:
    7. Politeness strategies and the attribution of intentions Penelope Brown
    8. Interaction planning and intersubjective adjustment of perspectives by communicative genres Thomas Luckmann
    Part IV. Expressions of a Social Bias in Intelligence:
    9. Divination as dialogue David Zeitlyn
    l0. Social intelligence and prayer as dialogue Esther N. Goody
    11. Interactional biases in human thinking Stephen C. Levinson
    12. Stories in the social and mental life of people Michael Carrithers.

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    Esther N. Goody, New Hall, Cambridge


    Esther N. Goody, Richard W. Byrne, Edwin Hutchins, Brian Hazlehurst, Nurit Bird-David, Jurgen Streeck, Paul Drew, David Good, Penelope Brown, Thomas Luckmann, David Zeitlyn, Stephen C. Levinson, Michael Carrithers.

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