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Constructions of Intersubjectivity: Discourse, Syntax, and Cognition Arie Verhagen

Constructions of Intersubjectivity: Discourse, Syntax, and Cognition

Arie Verhagen

Published August 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780199226702
Paperback
248 pages
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Constructions of Intersubjectivity shows that the meaning of grammatical constructions often has more to do with the human cognitive capacity for taking other peoples points of view than with describing the world. Treating pragmatics, semantics, andMoreConstructions of Intersubjectivity shows that the meaning of grammatical constructions often has more to do with the human cognitive capacity for taking other peoples points of view than with describing the world. Treating pragmatics, semantics, and syntax in parallel and integrating insights from linguistics, psychology, and animal communication, Arie Verhagen develops a new understanding of linguistic communication. In doing so he shows the continuity between language and animal communication and reveals the nature of human linguistic specialization.