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The internal, the external and the hybrid : the state of the art and a new characterization of language as a natural object
Balari, Sergio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Lorenzo González, Guillermo (Universidad de Oviedo)

Date: 2018
Abstract: The state of the art of the debate between externalist and internalist concepts of language is reviewed in this paper, and a new conceptualization of language as a "developmental hybrid" is suggested that entails that it equally comprises environmental and organism-internal component pieces, in an ultimately non dissociable way. The key for understanding this hybrid status is to be found in development, for when individually evolving, a general dynamic is observed in which organism-internal facilities selectively apply to certain designated aspects of the environmental stimulus, which in their turn have a facilitatory impact on these very same facilities. These kinds of loops inspire the conclusion that the internal and the external compose a single, integrated developmental unit.
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Language: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: I-Language ; E-Language ; Developmental hybrids ; Language development ; Biolinguistics
Published in: Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, Vol. 3, núm. 1 (2018) , p. 1-33, ISSN 2397-1835

Adreça alternativa: https://www.glossa-journal.org/articles/10.5334/gjgl.330/
DOI: 10.5334/gjgl.330

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