Show simple item record Wiltschko, Martina 2022-12-02T07:06:33Z 2022-12-02T07:06:33Z 2022
dc.identifier.citation Wiltschko M. Language is for thought and communication. Glossa. 2022;7(1):19 p. DOI: 10.16995/glossa.5786
dc.identifier.issn 2397-1835
dc.description.abstract There is an ancient debate about whether language is an instrument for thought or for communication. I argue that the distinction is misleading, and that language is an integral part of both, human-specific thought, and communication. The argument is based on the growing consensus that grammatical knowledge – a hallmark of human language – encompasses not only the propositional content of an utterance but also its communicative content. If communicative content is regulated by grammatical knowledge, then it follows that communication is as much a function of language as thought is.
dc.description.sponsorship Funding is acknowledged from grant PID2019-105241GB-I00/AEI/10.13039/501100011033, Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (MCIU) and Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) and grant 2017 SGR 1265 (AGAUR); as well as a SSHRC Insight grant (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 435-2018-1011).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Ubiquity Press
dc.relation.ispartof Glossa. 2022;7(1):19 p.
dc.rights © 2022 The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. See
dc.title Language is for thought and communication
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.subject.keyword Function of language
dc.subject.keyword Interactional language
dc.subject.keyword Language and thought
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PE/PID2019-110120RB-I00
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