An Epistemological Inquiry into the 'What is Language' Question and the 'What Did Language Evolve For' Question

Nathalie Gontier

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Although Hauser, Chomsky and Fitch (HCF/FHC) and Pinker and Jackendoff (PJ/JP) differ in the epistemic questions they ask concerning, respectively, the nature of language (what language is), and the evolution of language (what language evolved for), it will be argued that both questions are part of the same methodological framework. This framework resembles the classical manner in which scientific knowledge is to be obtained while newer epistemological methods are suggested that can complement the study of the characteristics of language and evolutionary transitions that led to language.
Originele taal-2English
TitelThe evolution of language. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference (evolang 6)
RedacteurenA. Cangelosi, A.d.m. Smith, K. Smith
Plaats van productieLondon
UitgeverijWorld Scientific Publishing
ISBN van geprinte versie981-256-656-2
StatusPublished - 2006

Bibliografische nota

Cangelosi, A., Smith, A.D.M., & Smith, K. (eds.). 2006. The evolution of language. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference (evolang 6). London: World Scientific. pp. 107-115.
Series editor: A. Cangelosi, A.D.M. Smith, K. Smith

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