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Journal Title: Pragmatics & Cognition
Volume/Issue:   20/2
Issue Title: Culture - Language - Cognition; Special Commemorative Issue - 20th Birthday of Pragmatics & Cognition
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2012. vi, 198 pp.

Table of Contents

Opening remarks 231

Introduction
Marcelo Dascal 233 – 240

Articles

No need for instinct: Coordinated communication as an emergent self organized process
Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. and Nathaniel Clark 241 – 262

Like the breathability of air: Embodied embedded communication
Willem F.G. Haselager 263 – 274

Linguistic fire and human cognitive powers
Stephen J. Cowley 275 – 294

Language: Between cognition, communication and culture
Anne Reboul 295 – 316

Language is an instrument for thought. Really?
Jan Nuyts 317 – 333

Cognition, communication, and readiness for language
Jens Allwood 334 – 355

Understanding others requires shared concepts
Anna Wierzbicka 356 – 379

Replies

Not quite organizational: A response to Raymond W. Gibbs and Nathaniel Clark
Daniel L. Everett 381 – 385

Breathability, learnability, and the illusion of design: A response to Haselager
Daniel L. Everett 386 – 387

Exocognitive Linguistics: A response to Cowley
Daniel L. Everett 388 – 391

Response to Reboul: Between cognition, communication, and culture
Daniel L. Everett 392 – 407

Language can help us think. Really.: Reply to Jan Nuyts
Daniel L. Everett 408 – 410

Linguistics, Truth, and Culture: A Response to Jens Allwood
Daniel L. Everett 411 – 416

Understanding others requires adaptive thinking: Response to Wierzbicka
Daniel L. Everett 417 – 428
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Cognitive Science
 
LL Issue: 24.1197