Essays on the Evolutionary-Synthetic Theory of Language

Essays on the Evolutionary-Synthetic Theory of Language

Alexey Koshelev, Alexander Kravchenko, Jillian Smith

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This book implements a multidisciplinary approach in describing language both in its ontogenetic development and in its close interrelationship with other human subsystems such as thought, memory, and activity, with a focus on the semantic component of the evolutionary-synthetic theory.

The volume analyzes, among others, the mechanisms for grammatical polysemy, and brings to light the structural unity of artefact and natural concepts (such as CHAIR, ROAD, LAKE, RIVER, TREE). Additionally, object and motor concepts are defined in terms of the language of thought, and their representation in neurobiological memory codes is discussed; finally, the hierarchic structure of basic meanings of concrete nouns is shown to arise as a result of their step-by-step development in ontogeny.


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Alexey Koshelev:
Alexey Koshelev is the author of four books, Cognitive Analysis of Universal Human Concepts (in Russian, Moscow, 2015), Essays on the Evolutionary-Synthetic Theory of Language (in Russian, Moscow, 2017), Essays on the Evolutionary-Synthetic Theory of Language (in English, Moscow & Boston, 2019), On the genesis of thought and language: The genesis of concepts and propositions; Aristotle and Chomsky on language; The impact of culture on language (in Russian, Moscow, 2019) and over fifty papers on cognitive semantics, theoretical linguistics, lexical and grammatical polysemy, the history of linguistic theories, the theory of humor and laughter, human locomotion, general theory of development and related subjects.

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