言語と思考の関係をめぐる新たな研究成果<br>Language in Mind : Advances in the Study of Language and Cognition

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言語と思考の関係をめぐる新たな研究成果
Language in Mind : Advances in the Study of Language and Cognition

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 528 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780262072434
  • DDC分類 401.9

基本説明

サピア=ウォーフ仮説をめぐる最近の実証的研究を踏まえて、賛否両者の様々な論点を提示。
The contributors include Melissa Bowerman, Eve Clark, Jull de Villiers, Peter de Villiers, Giyoo Hatano, Stan Kuczaj, Barbara Landau, Stephen Levinson, John Lych, Barbara Malt, Dan Slobin, Steven Sloman, Elizabeth Spelke, and Michael Tomasello.
"A Bradford Book"

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The idea that the language we speak influences the way we think has evoked perennial fascination and intense controversy. According to the strong version of this hypothesis, called the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis after the American linguists who propounded it in the 1950s, languages vary in their semantic partitioning of the world, and the structure of one's language influences how one understands the world. Thus speakers of different languages perceive the world differently. Although the last two decades have been marked by extreme skepticism concerning the possible effects of language on thought, theoretical and methodological advances in cognitive science have given the question new life. Research in linguistics and linguistic anthropology has revealed striking differences in cross-linguistic semantic patterns, and cognitive psychology has developed subtle techniques for studying how people represent and remember experience. It is now possible to test predictions about how a given language influences the thinking of its speakers. "Language in Mind" includes contributions from both skeptics and believers and from a range of fields. It contains work in cognitive psychology, cognitive development, linguistics, anthropology, and animal cognition. The topics discussed include space, number, motion, gender, theory of mind, thematic roles, and the ontological distinction between objects and substances. The contributors include Melissa Bowerman, Eve Clark, Jill de Villiers, Peter de Villiers, Giyoo Hatano, Stan Kuczaj, Barbara Landau, Stephen Levinson, John Lucy, Barbara Malt, Dan Slobin, Steven Sloman, Elizabeth Spelke, and Michael Tomasello.