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Publication Date: 1969
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Communication; A Discussion at the Nobel Conference (5th, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, January 8-9, 1969).
Roslansky, John D., Ed.
This book consists of five lectures on communication given at the fifth Nobel Conference. Leroy G. Augenstein explores the positive and negative consequences of man's increasing capacity to manipulate and control the human mind. Peter Marler demonstrates that all the elements necessary for a communication system to qualify as a language exist somewhere in the animal kingdom, but that only man possesses them all. Noam Chomsky, in a study considering linguistics as a branch of theoretical human psychology, concludes that the essential properties of the human mind will always excape those investigations based on restricted environment. Abraham Kaplan explains that the aim of all communication is to arrive at communion, a sharing of thoughts and emotions. Eric Lenneberg provides a five-point test of animal language communication based on the nature and function of human communication. (DD)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Cognitive Processes, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Expressive Language, Language, Language Acquisition, Language Universals, Psycholinguistics, Transformational Generative Grammar
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