Browsing posts tagged: Psychology & Psychiatry
The Ascent of Babel

Language is one of the faculties that sets humans apart from animals, the crucial thing which makes our complex social interactions possible. The Ascent of Babel explores the ways in which the mind produces and understands language: the ways in which the sounds of language evoke meaning, and the ways in which the desire to […]

Mind, Code and Context

Scholars concerned with the phenomenon of mind have searched through history for a principled yet non-reductionist approach to the study of knowledge, communication, and behavior. Pragmatics has been a recurrent theme in Western epistemology, tracing itself back from pre-Socratic dialectics and Aristotle’s bio- functionalism, all the way to Wittgenstein’s content-dependent semantics. This book’s treatment of […]

Symbol Formation

First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Figurative Language

This lively introduction to figurative language explains a broad range of concepts, including metaphor, metonymy, simile, and blending, and develops new tools for analyzing them. It coherently grounds the linguistic understanding of these concepts in basic cognitive mechanisms such as categorization, frames, mental spaces, and viewpoint; and it fits them into a consistent framework which […]

Explaining One’s Self To Others

To date, the study of communicated explanations has been, at best, unsystematic. There has been little recognition that many, if not most, explanations are eventually delivered to a hearer or hearers. These potential audiences constrain the way the explanation is ultimately shaped. Similarly, researchers have devoted themselves to the study of „accounts,“ for the most […]

The Multilingual Mind

Language lies at the heart of the way we think, communicate and view the world. Most people on this planet are in some sense multilingual. The Multilingual Mind explores, within a processing perspective, how languages share space and interact in our minds. The mental architecture proposed in this volume permits research across many domains in […]

From Fear to Flow

From Fear to Flow explores how personality traits may influence attitude, behaviour and reaction to information. Consideration is made for individual differences in information behaviour and reasons behind individual search differences. The book reviews personality and information behaviour and discusses how personality may influence the attitude towards information. Reaction to information is examined in contexts […]

Psychologie der Kommunikation

Dieser Band vermittelt Basiswissen über den Ablauf menschlicher Kommunikation mit ihren Besonderheiten und Phänomenen sowie daraus abgeleitete Anwendungsgebiete. Die wichtigsten Kommunikationsmodelle werden kurz und verständlich erklärt. Praktische Beispiele und Exkurse festigen das Gelesene und wecken Interesse für diesen spannenden Themenbereich.

Linguistics and Evolution

Evolutionary linguistics – an approach to language study that takes into account our origins and development as a species – has rapidly developed in recent years. Informed by the latest findings in evolutionary theory, this book sets language within the context of human biology and development, taking ideas from fields such as psychology, neurology, biology, […]

Semantics from Different Points of View

This volume contains the papers read at the conference on ‚Semantics from different points of view‘ that took place at Konstanz University in Septem­ ber 1978. This interdisciplinary conference Vias organized by the‘:Sonderfor­ schungsbereich 99 – Linguistik‘ and sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsge­ meinschaft. Li~guists, philosophers, logicians, and psychologists met to dis­ cuss recent developments […]