Origins of Human Communication

@inproceedings{Tomasello2006OriginsOH,
  title={Origins of Human Communication},
  author={Michael Tomasello},
  year={2006}
}
⇒ NOT written, but spoken language. [Intuitions come from written.] ⇒ NOT meaning as thing, but use of linguistic forms for communicative functions o Direct att. in shared conceptual space like gestures (but w/conventions) ⇒ NOT grammatical rules, but patterns of use => schemas o Constructions themselves as complex symbols "She sneezed him the ball" o NOT 'a grammar' but a structured inventory of constructions: continuum of regularity => idiomaticity grammaticality = normativity • Many… CONTINUE READING
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