Communicative Action

Selected Papers of the 2013 IEAS Conference on Language and Action

Editors: Hung, Tzu-Wei (Ed.)

  • Examines the relationship between action and language, exploring their shared underlying mechanisms
  • Considers communication modelling and also aspects of communicative actions
  • Presents research from different disciplines and perspectives, using diverse methods including neurological experiment, computational modeling and logical and philosophical analysis
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About this book

This book focuses on the connection between action and verbal communication, exploring topics such as the mechanisms of language processing, action processing, voluntary and involuntary actions, knowledge of language and assertion. Communication modelling and aspects of communicative actions are considered, along with cognitive requirements for nonverbal and verbal communicative action.

Contributions from expert authors are organised into three parts in this book, focussing on language in communication, action and bodily awareness and sensorimotor interaction and language acquisition.

Readers will discover various methods that have been employed in investigations presented here, including neurological experiment, computational modeling and logical and philosophical analysis.

These diverse expert perspectives shed light on the extent to which a mechanism for processing actions also facilitates the processing of language and the authors’ work prompts further interdisciplinary investigation of the relationship between language and action.

This book is written for readers from different academic backgrounds; from graduate students to established academics in disciplines ranging from neuroscience to psychology, philosophy, linguistics and beyond.

Earlier versions of the selected essays in this book were presented at the 2013 IEAS Conference on Language and Action, held in Taipei, Taiwan.

About the authors

Tzu-Wei Hung is an assistant research fellow and a project coordinator at the Institute of European and American Studies at the Academia Sincia, the highest academic institution in Taiwan. He received his PhD from Kings College London in 2011 for a dissertation on the relation between the shared circuits model and language processing supervised by Shalom Lappin and Jim Hopkins. His work primarily focuses on the questions of how, and to what extent, the mechanism of action imitation can also describe sentence imitation. His honors include the Taiwan Merit Scholarship, National Science Council and the Academia Sinica Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Names, Descriptions, and Assertion

    Buchanan, Ray

    Pages 3-15

  • Indefinites in Action

    Chen, Hsiang-Yun

    Pages 17-31

  • A Defense of the Knowledge Account of Assertion: From a Model-Theoretic Perspective

    Yang, Syraya Chin-mu

    Pages 33-50

  • When Actions Feel Alien—an Explanatory Model

    Lane, Timothy

    Pages 53-74

  • Self-Consciousness and Its Linguistic Expression

    Madden, Rory

    Pages 75-92

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Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
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Softcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-1355-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communicative Action
Book Subtitle
Selected Papers of the 2013 IEAS Conference on Language and Action
Editors
  • Tzu-Wei Hung
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-4585-84-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-4585-84-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-4585-83-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1355-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 139
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations
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