Other available formats:
Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of the course you are teaching.
Where is language? Answers to this have attempted to 'incorporate' language in an 'extended mind', through cognition that is 'embodied', 'distributed', 'situated' or 'ecological'. Behind these concepts is a long history that this book is the first to trace. Extending across linguistics, philosophy, psychology and medicine, as well as literary and religious dimensions of the question of what language is, and where it is located, this book challenges mainstream, mind-based accounts of language. Looking at research from the Middle Ages to the present day, and exploring the work of a range of scholars from Aristotle and Galen to Merleau-Ponty and Chomsky, it assesses raging debates about whether mind and language are centred in heart or brain, brain or nervous-muscular system, and whether they are innate or learned, individual or social. This book will appeal to scholars and advanced students in historical linguistics, cognitive linguistics, language evolution and the philosophy of language.Read more
- Assumes no prior familiarity with linguistics or with theories of extended mind and embodied cognition, serving the needs of students at all levels as well as specialists in need of cross-disciplinary understanding
- Focuses on the role played by race in body-based accounts of language over the centuries, exploring implicit race-based assumptions
- Clearly explains present-day concepts, such as 'extended', 'embodied', 'distributed' and 'situated' as applied to cognition and language, enabling the reader to fully understand how they have emerged and how they relate to one another
Reviews & endorsements
‘Joseph vividly defamiliarizes linguistic categories we are accustomed to - abstract and concrete, langue and parole, embodied cognition, even language and mind. Rereading our histories, he rethinks what's at stake when we affirm a ‘discipline' of linguistics.' Mark Amsler, University of Auckland
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: December 2017
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107149557
- length: 292 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 157 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.59kg
- contains: 28 b/w illus. 1 table
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Purification and hybrids
2. Language incorporated
3. Language in body and mind: antiquity
4. Middle Ages
6. Eighteenth century
7. Nineteenth century
8. The (we have never been) modern Age
9. Abstract and concrete language
Welcome to the resources site
Here you will find free-of-charge online materials to accompany this book. The range of materials we provide across our academic and higher education titles are an integral part of the book package whether you are a student, instructor, researcher or professional.
Find resources associated with this titleYour search for '' returned .
Type Name Unlocked * Format Size
*This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to instructors adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.
These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.
If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.com
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×