Origins of Human Communication

  title={Origins of Human Communication},
  author={Michael Tomasello},
⇒ 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
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 64 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 493 extracted citations

On Scott-Phillips' General Account of Communication.

Acta biotheoretica • 2017
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Deposited in DRO : 12 November 2015 Version of attached

c. scott-phillips
View 12 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The Development of Play

View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The Evolution of Primate Communication and Metacommunication.

Mind & language • 2016
View 9 Excerpts
Highly Influenced


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 42 references

Fundamental components of attention.

Annual review of neuroscience • 2007

Gestural communication in orangutans

K. Liebal, S. Pika, M. Tomasello
Gesture • 2006

The social-cognitive bases of language development

M. Tomasello
K. Brown (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (2nd ed.). Elsevier. • 2006

Gestural communication of apes

S. Pika, K. Liebal, J. Call, M. Tomasello

In search of the uniquely human : Response to commentaries

M. Tomasello, M. Carpenter, J. Call, T. Behne, H. Moll
Behavioral and Brain Sciences • 2005
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…