LINGUIST List 17.1402

Sun May 07 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Gontier, Bendegem, Aerts (Eds)

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Directory         1.    Jasper de Vaal, Evolutionary Epistemology, Language and Culture: Gontier, Bendegem, Aerts (Eds)


Message 1: Evolutionary Epistemology, Language and Culture: Gontier, Bendegem, Aerts (Eds)
Date: 05-May-2006
From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer.com>
Subject: Evolutionary Epistemology, Language and Culture: Gontier, Bendegem, Aerts (Eds)


Title: Evolutionary Epistemology, Language and Culture Subtitle: A non-adaptationist, systems theoretical approach Series Title: Theory and Decision Library A: , Vol. 39 Published: 2006 Publisher: Springer
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Book URL: http://www.springer.com/west/home?SGWID=4-102-22-44128602-0&changeHeader=true

Editor: Nathalie Gontier Editor: Jean Paul van Bendegem Editor: Diederik Aerts Hardback: ISBN: 140203394X Pages: 493 Price: U.S. $ 169.00
Abstract:

For the first time in history, scholars working on language and culturefrom within an evolutionary epistemological framework, and therebyemphasizing complementary or deviating theories of the Modern Synthesis,were brought together. Of course there have been excellent conferences onEvolutionary Epistemology in the past, as well as numerous conferences onthe topics of Language and Culture. However, until now these disciplineshad not been brought together into one all-encompassing conference.

Moreover, previously there never had been such stress on alternative andcomplementary theories of the Modern Synthesis. Today we know that naturalselection and evolution are far from synonymous and that they do notexplain isomorphic phenomena in the world. 'Taking Darwin seriously' is theway to go, but today the time has come to take alternative andcomplementary theories that developed after the Modern Synthesis, equallyseriously, and, furthermore, to examine how language and culture can meritfrom these diverse disciplines.

As this volume will make clear, a specific inter- and transdisciplinaryapproach is one of the next crucial steps that needs to be taken, if weever want to unravel the secrets of phenomena such as language and culture.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng )

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