The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity

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"In this book, Charles Taylor explains linguistic holism to people who believe language needs to be thought of as bits of information. According to one influential view of language, one that originated with Hobbes, Locke, and Condillac, language serves to encode information and to communicate it. This theory has been rendered more sophisticated over the last two centuries, but it still gives a central place to the encoding of information. The thesis of Taylor's new book is that this view neglects crucial features of our ...

The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity 2016, Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674660205

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