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    Mental Time Travel and Language Evolution: A Narrative Account of the Origins of Human Communication.Ferretti Francesco, Ines Adornetti, Chiera Alessandra, Serena Nicchiarelli, Rita Magni, Giovanni Valeri & Andrea Marini - 2017 - Language Sciences 63:105-118.
    In this paper we propose a narrative account for the origin of language. Such a proposal is based on two assumptions. The first is conceptual and concerns the idea that the distinctive feature of human language (what sets it apart from other forms of animal communication) has to be traced to its inherently narrative character. The second assumption is methodological and connected to the idea that the study of language origin is closely related to the analysis of the cognitive systems (...)
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  2. Linguistic Know-How and the Orders of Language.Jasper van den Herik - 2017 - Language Sciences 61:17-27.
    This paper proposes an account of linguistic knowledge in terms of knowing-how, starting from Love's seminal distinction between first-order linguistic activity and second-order (or metalinguistic) practices. Metalinguistic practices are argued to be constitutive of linguistic knowledge. Skilful linguistic behaviour is subject to correction based on criterial support provided through metalinguistic practices. Linguistic know-how is knowing-how to provide and to recognise criterial support for first-order linguistic activity. I conclude that participation in first-order linguistic activity requires a critical reflective attitude, which implies (...)
     
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  3. Are Planned Languages Less Complex Than Natural Languages?F. Gobbo - 2017 - Language Sciences 60:36-52.
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