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    The Instruction of Imagination: Language as a Social Communication Technology.Daniel Dor - 2015 - Oxford University Press USA.
    The book suggests a new perspective on the essence of human language. This enormous achievement of our species is best characterized as a communication technology - not unlike the social media on the Net today - that was collectively invented by ancient humans for a very particular communicative function: the instruction of imagination. All other systems of communication in the biological world target the interlocutors' senses; language allows speakers to systematically instruct their interlocutors in the process of imagining the intended (...)
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    Human Social Evolution: Self-Domestication or Self-Control?Dor Shilton, Mati Breski, Daniel Dor & Eva Jablonka - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
    The self-domestication hypothesis suggests that, like mammalian domesticates, humans have gone through a process of selection against aggression – a process that in the case of humans was self-induced. Here, we extend previous proposals and suggest that what underlies human social evolution is selection for socially mediated emotional control and plasticity. In the first part of the paper we highlight general features of human social evolution, which, we argue, is more similar to that of other social mammals than to that (...)
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    The Evolution of Cultural Gadgets.Daniel Dor, Simona Ginsburg & Eva Jablonka - 2019 - Mind and Language 34 (4):518-529.
    Mind &Language, Volume 34, Issue 4, Page 518-529, September 2019.
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  4. The Social Origins of Language: Studies in the Evolution of Language.Daniel Dor, Christopher Knight & Jerome Lewis (eds.) - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
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    Review of Givón (1995): Functionalism and Grammar. [REVIEW]Daniel Dor - 1996 - Pragmatics and Cognition 4 (2):428-434.
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  6. Representations, Attitudes, and Factivity Evaluations: An Epistemically-Based Analysis of Lexical Selection.Daniel Dor - 1996 - Dissertation, Stanford University
    The thesis concerns itself with the selection constraints governing the basic distributional patterns of five complement constructions in English--the bare clause, the that-clause, the interrogative, the concealed question construction and the exclamative complement--across a wide array of knowledge, belief and communication predicates. The relevant distributional phenomena--which predicates are capable of embedding which complement types--have traditionally been captured by stipulative grammatical markings such as subcategorization frames, semantic selection frames and case-theoretic lexical markings. These theoretical tools, even to the extent that they (...)
     
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    Is There Anything We Might Call Dissent in Israel?(And, If There Is, Why Isn't There?).Daniel Dor - 2006 - Critical Inquiry 32 (2):278.
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    Cognitive Gadgets and Genetic Accommodation.Eva Jablonka, Simona Ginsburg & Daniel Dor - 2019 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 42.
    Heyes argues that human metacognitive strategies evolved through cultural rather than genetic evolution. Although we agree that increased plasticity is the hallmark of human metacognition, we suggest cognitive malleability required the genetic accommodation of gadget-specific processes that enhanced the overall cognitive flexibility of humans.
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    From Symbolic Forms to Lexical Semantics: Where Modern Linguistics and Cassirer's Philosophy Start to Converge.Daniel Dor - 1999 - Science in Context 12 (4):493-511.
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    From the Autonomy of Syntax to the Autonomy of Linguistic Semantics: Notes on the Correspondence Between the Transparency Problem and the Relationship Problem.Daniel Dor - 2000 - Pragmatics and Cognition 8 (2):325-356.
    Current research on the syntax-semantics interface demonstrates the dramatic extent to which syntactic structures constitute transparent reflections of well-defined semantic regularities. As this paper shows, the empirical results accumulated within this framework strongly suggest that a theoretical distinction should be made between two distinct levels of meaning representation: A level of conceptual meaning on the one hand, and a uniquely linguistic level of meaning — Linguistic Semantics — on the other. The semantic notions and regularities which turn out to determine (...)
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    From the Autonomy of Syntax to the Autonomy of Linguistic Semantics.Daniel Dor - 2000 - Pragmatics and Cognition 8 (2):325-356.
    Current research on the syntax-semantics interface demonstrates the dramatic extent to which syntactic structures constitute transparent reflections of well-defined semantic regularities. As this paper shows, the empirical results accumulated within this framework strongly suggest that a theoretical distinction should be made between two distinct levels of meaning representation: A level of conceptual meaning on the one hand, and a uniquely linguistic level of meaning — Linguistic Semantics — on the other. The semantic notions and regularities which turn out to determine (...)
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