Praxis, symbol and language developmental, ecological and linguistic issues

Sinha, Chris (2018) Praxis, symbol and language developmental, ecological and linguistic issues. Interaction Studies, 19 (1-2). pp. 239-255. ISSN 1572-0373

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This article focuses on the interweaving of constructive praxis with communication in ontogenesis, in phylogenesis and in biocultural niche evolution (ecogen-esis), within an EvoDevoSocio framework. I begin by discussing the nature of symbolization, its evolution from communicative signaling and its elaboration into semantic systems. I distinguish between the symbol-ready and the language-ready brain, leading to a discussion of linguistic conceptualization and its dual grounding in organism and language system. There follows an outline account of the interpenetration in the human biocultural niche-complex of semiosphere and technosphere, mediated by the evolution of the niche of infancy. Symbolization (the foundation of the semiosphere) is by definition normative; the normative character of the technosphere is demonstrated by the interrelations in human development between affordance, action schema and canonical functional object schema. A model of the neuro-computational implementation of dual grounding is proposed.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: This article is the fruit of a workshop funded by NSF Grant No. BCS-1343544 “INSPIRE Track 1: Action, Vision and Language, and their Brain Mechanisms in Evolutionary Relationship,” (M.A. Arbib, Principal Investigator). The research reported here and the author’s attendance were funded by Hunan University. The author thanks Michael Arbib, the reviewers and the other workshop participants. Publisher Copyright: © John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecoevodevo,epigenesis,infancy,language evolution,niche construction,praxis,protolanguage,symbol grounding,communication,language and linguistics,animal science and zoology,linguistics and language,human-computer interaction ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3315
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies (former - to 2024)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > UEA Experimental Philosophy Group
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2023 01:21
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2024 09:31
DOI: 10.1075/is.17025.sin

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