LINGUIST List 22.4458

Tue Nov 08 2011

Books: Cog Sci/Pragmatics/Psycholinguistics/Semiotics: Cowley

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Distributed Language: Cowley


Message 1: Distributed Language: Cowley
Date: 08-Nov-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Distributed Language: Cowley
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Title: Distributed Language Series Title: Benjamins Current Topics 34 Published: 2011 Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/bct.34

Editor: Stephen J. Cowley Electronic: ISBN: 9789027284150 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 85.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027284150 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 128.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202536 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202536 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 128.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202536 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.10
Abstract:

The volume presents language as fully integrated with human existence. Onthis view, language is not essentially 'symbolic', not represented inside mindsor brains, and most certainly not determined by micro-social rules and norms.Rather, language is part of our ecology. It emerges when bodies co-ordinatevocal and visible gesture to integrate events with different histories. Enactingfeeling, expression and wordings, language permeates the collective,individual and affective life of living beings. It is a profoundly distributed,multi-centric activity that binds people together as they go about their lives.Distributed language pursues this perspective both theoretically and inrelation to empirical work. Empirically, it reports studies on the anticipatorydynamics of reading, its socio-cognitive consequences, Shakespeareantheatre, what images evoke (in brain and word), and solving insight problems.Theoretically, the volume challenges linguistic autonomy from overlappingtheoretical positions. First, it is argued that language exploits a speciesspecific form of semiotic cognition. Second, it is suggested that the centralfunction of language lies in realizing values that derive from our ecosystemicexistence. Third, this is ascribed to how cultural and biological symbols co-regulate the dynamics that shape human activity. Fourth, it is argued thatlanguage, far from being organism-centred, gives us an extended ecology inwhich our co-ordination is saturated by values and norms that are derivedfrom our sociocultural environment. The contributions to this volume wereoriginally published in "Pragmatics & Cognition" 17:3 (2009).

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science                             History of Linguistics                             Pragmatics                             Psycholinguistics                             Semiotics
Written In: English (eng )

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