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Engineering - Robotics | Complexity Perspectives on Language, Communication and Society

Complexity Perspectives on Language, Communication and Society

Massip-Bonet, Àngels, Bastardas-Boada, Albert (Eds.)

2013, XVI, 256 p.

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  • Presents recent research in sociolinguistics and communication and applications to dynamics of language forms and structures, meaning, interpersonal communication, education and socialization
  • Presents general ideas and models of complexity and socio-complexity
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  • Written by leading researcher in the field

The “language-communication-society” triangle defies traditional scientific approaches. Rather, it is a phenomenon that calls for an integration of complex, transdisciplinary perspectives, if we are to make any progress in understanding how it works. The highly diverse agents in play are not merely cognitive and/or cultural, but also emotional and behavioural in their specificity. Indeed, the effort may require building a theoretical and methodological body of knowledge that can effectively convey the characteristic properties of phenomena in human terms.

New complexity approaches allow us to rethink our limited and mechanistic images of human societies and create more appropriate emo-cognitive dynamic and holistic models. We have to enter into dialogue with the complexity views coming out of other more ‘material’ sciences, but we also need to take steps in the linguistic and psycho-sociological fields towards creating perspectives and concepts better fitted to human characteristics.

Our understanding of complexity is different – but not opposed – to the one that is more commonly found in texts written by people working in physics or computer science, for example. The goal of this book is to extend the knowledge of these other more ‘human’ or socially oriented perspectives on complexity, taking account of the language and communication singularities of human agents in society.

 

 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Communication - Complexity - Sociolinguistics

Related subjects » Complexity - Robotics

Table of contents 

Introduction .-

Facing complexity: Prediction vs. adaptation .- Sociolinguistics: Towards a complex ecological view.- Language as a Complex Adaptive System: Towards an Integrative Linguistics.-

An experientially-based informationless communication .-

Conversation as emergent function .-

Communication situations: A dialogic quiz? .-Education, emotion, complexity.-

Minds and screens. Communication and socialization from a complexity perspective .-

Self-organization in communicating groups: The emergence of coordination, shared references and collective intelligence .-

General linguistics and communication sciences: Sociocomplexity as an integrative perspective .-The Fuzzy Complexity of Languag.-

The emergence of complexity in language: An evolutionary perspective .-

The ecology of pressures: Towards a tool to analyze the complex process of language shift and maintenance .-

Ethics and Progress in Today’s World .

Sociocomplexity as an integrative perspective .-The Fuzzy Complexity of Languag.-

The emergence of complexity in language: An evolutionary perspective .-

The ecology of pressures: Towards a tool to analyze the complex process of language shift and maintenance .-

Ethics and Progress in Today’s World .

Sociocomplexity as an integrative perspective .-The Fuzzy Complexity of Languag.-

The emergence of complexity in language: An evolutionary perspective .-

The ecology of pressures: Towards a tool to analyze the complex process of language shift and maintenance .-

Ethics and Progress in Today’s World .

Sociocomplexity as an integrative perspective .-The Fuzzy Complexity of Languag.-

The emergence of complexity in language: An evolutionary perspective .-

The ecology of pressures: Towards a tool to analyze the complex process of language shift and maintenance .-

Ethics and Progress in Today’s World .

Sociocomplexity as an integrative perspective .-The Fuzzy Complexity of Languag.-

The emergence of complexity in language: An evolutionary perspective .-

The ecology of pressures: Towards a tool to analyze the complex process of language shift and maintenance .-

Ethics and Progress in Today’s World .

Sociocomplexity as an integrative perspective .-The Fuzzy Complexity of Languag.-

The emergence of complexity in language: An evolutionary perspective .-

The ecology of pressures: Towards a tool to analyze the complex process of language shift and maintenance .-

Ethics and Progress in Today’s World .

Sociocomplexity as an integrative perspective .-The Fuzzy Complexity of Languag.-

The emergence of complexity in language: An evolutionary perspective .-

The ecology of pressures: Towards a tool to analyze the complex process of language shift and maintenance .-

Ethics and Progress in Today’s World .

Sociocomplexity as an integrative perspective .-The Fuzzy Complexity of Languag.-

The emergence of complexity in language: An evolutionary perspective .-

The ecology of pressures: Towards a tool to analyze the complex process of language shift and maintenance .-

Ethics and Progress in Today’s World .

Sociocomplexity as an integrative perspective .-The Fuzzy Complexity of Languag.-

The emergence of complexity in language: An evolutionary perspective .-

The ecology of pressures: Towards a tool to analyze the complex process of language shift and maintenance .-

Ethics and Progress in Today’s World .

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