8. Trellises of the Mind: How Language Trains Thought

  1. Nicholas Evans

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310450.ch8

Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us

Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us

How to Cite

Evans, N. (2009) Trellises of the Mind: How Language Trains Thought, in Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310450.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

Book Series:

  1. The Language Library

Book Series Editors:

  1. David Crystal

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631233053

Online ISBN: 9781444310450

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Keywords:

  • coevolution of language, culture and thought;
  • natural experiments in evolving complex language systems;
  • trellises of the mind;
  • “convergence task” - demonstrating our abilities to “mind-read”;
  • linguistic relativity hypothesis and its precursors;
  • Blicking the Dax - How Different Tongues Grow Different Minds

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis and Its Precursors

  • How Closely Coupled

  • Move This Book a Bit to the South

  • The Flow of Action in Language and Thought

  • Blicking the Dax: How Different Tongues Grow Different Minds

  • Language and Thought: A Burgeoning Field

  • Further reading