Other minds and stories

M. Kanjirakkat, Jobin (2017) Other minds and stories. Language and Language Teaching, 6 (2). pp. 47-51. ISSN 2277-307X

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Something very intriguing about the use of language is the fact that thoughts in the speaker's mind are converted into a sequence of symbols and the sequence of symbols received by the receiver's sense organs are converted back into thoughts. Although this phenomenon may be hard to understand, it is presumably not a mystery. Sufficient research into the neurophysiology of language should uncover the mechanisms that underlie these processes of encoding and decoding. However, here I will try to give a social-psychological description of the nature of this relationship and offer a criticism of an influential contemporary approach, mentalism (Berwick and Chomsky, 2016) to understanding language and mind.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: M. Kanjirakkat, Jobin
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Translation, Narratives, Minds, Receiver.
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/1925
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