Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 August 2007

264 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199226702

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Constructions of Intersubjectivity

Discourse, Syntax, and Cognition

Arie Verhagen

Arie Verhagen develops a new understanding of linguistic communication focussed on cognition. He treats pragmatics, semantics, and syntax in parallel and integrates insights from linguistics, psychology, and studies in animal behaviour. He shows the continuity between language and animal communication and reveals the nature of human linguistic specialization. His powerfully argued and original explanation of the nature and operation of communication will interest a wide range of scholars and advanced students in linguistics, cognitive science, and human evolution.

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