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The Resource The language animal : the full shape of the human linguistic capacity, Charles Taylor

The language animal : the full shape of the human linguistic capacity, Charles Taylor

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The language animal : the full shape of the human linguistic capacity
Title
The language animal
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the full shape of the human linguistic capacity
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Charles Taylor
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Charles Taylor explains linguistic holism to people who believe language needs to be thought of as bits of information. According to one influential view of language, one that originated with Hobbes, Locke, and Condillac, language serves to encode information and to communicate it. This theory has been rendered more sophisticated over the last two centuries, but it still gives a central place to the encoding of information. The thesis of Taylor's new book is that this view neglects crucial features of our language capacity. Sometimes language serves not just to encode information, but also shapes what it purports to describe. This language is more than merely 'descriptive;' it plays a 'constitutive' role."--Provided by publisher
Summary
In this book, Charles Taylor explains linguistic holism to people who believe language needs to be thought of as bits of information. According to one influential view of language, one that originated with Hobbes, Locke, and Condillac, language serves to encode information and to communicate it. This theory has been rendered more sophisticated over the last two centuries, but it still gives a central place to the encoding of information. The thesis of Taylor's new book is that this view neglects crucialfeatures of our language capacity. Sometimes language serves not just to encode information, but also shapes what it purports to describe. This language is more than merely 'descriptive;' it plays a 'constitutive' role
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10495567
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1931-
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Taylor, Charles
Dewey number
401
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
  • Cognition
  • Cognition
  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
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adult
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the full shape of the human linguistic capacity
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The language animal : the full shape of the human linguistic capacity, Charles Taylor
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1523867
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780674660205
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015034224
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674660205
  • (OCoLC)921240438
Label
The language animal : the full shape of the human linguistic capacity, Charles Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1523867
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780674660205
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015034224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674660205
  • (OCoLC)921240438

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