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ERIC Number: EJ653944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
Bringing Speakers Back in? Epistemological Reflections on Speaker-Oriented Explanations of Language Change.
Deumert, Ana
Language Sciences, v25 n1 p15-76 Jan 2003
Evaluates ways speaker agency has been discussed by linguists over the last two decades and reviews the explanatory status of traditional "belief-desire" models of action in light of evolutionary, neuropsychological, and sociological contributions to the question of human agency. Considering the definition of language as a collective structure, discusses whether explanation should invoke individuals or collectives as the agents of linguistic change. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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