Biological Foundations of Linguistic Communication

Towards a biocybernetics of language

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This is the second of two volumes – the first volume being Waltraud Brennenstuhl’s Control and Ability (P&B III:4) – treating biocybernetical questions of language. This book starts out from an investigation of the (neuro-)biological relevancy of natural language from the point of view of grammar and the lexicon. Furthermore, the basic mechanisms of the self-organization of organisms in their environments are discussed, in so far as they lead to linguistic control and abilities.
[Pragmatics & Beyond, III:7]  1982.  x, 161 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
V
Contents
IX
1. Linguistics and Biology
1
Part I: Language and Biological Structure
2. Neurobiology, Grammar and Lexicon
15
2.1 Two Kinds of Linguistics
15
2.2 Grammar and Neurology
18
2.3 An Ordering Procedure for Linguistic Information
22
2.4 Brain Structures
24
2.5 The Correlation between Verb Thesaurus Structure and the Stages of Development of the Central Organ
27
2.6 A Geometro-Dynamical Approach to Explanation
28
Part II: The Evolution of Cognition and Communication
35
3. Dynamics of Action and Perception: Blastematics and Prorhematics
37
3.1 Language and Linguistics
37
3.2 On the Limits of Linguistics
37
3.3 A Research Programme
38
3.4 Contextual Evolution of Communicative Abilities
41
3.5 The Geometrizer, a Prototypical Example
46
3.6 A Prospect of the Blastematic Enterprise
55
3.7 Geometrizer, Blastematics and Prorhematics
56
3.8 Refining, Extending and Going Beyond the Geometrizer
59
3.9 Approaching Prorhematics
79
4. Philosophical and Methodological Issues in Biolinguistics
95
4.1 Two Philosophical Issues
95
4.2 Two Approaches to Knowledge: Philosophy and Wissenschaft
103
4.3 A Prioris, Logics and Induction
107
4.4 Blastematics and Philosophy, a Summary
111
4.5 The Evolutionary Basis of Blastematics
112
4.6 Logic and Induction, Again
122
Notes
125
References
139
Subject Index
149
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Philosophy

Philosophy

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Neuropsychology
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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