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Vico, Metaphor, and the Origin of Language
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"... serious scholars of Vico as well as glottogeneticists will find much of value in this excellent monograph." -- New Vico Studies

"... a provocative, well-researched argument which might find reapplication in the fields of anthropology, semiotics, archeology, psychology or even philosophy." -- Theological Book Review

Danesi returns to the work of the 18th-century Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico to create a persuasive, original account of the evolution and development of language, one of the deep mysteries of human existence. The Vichian reconstruction of the origin of language is described at length, then evaluated in light of contemporary research in the cognitive, social, and biological sciences.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. ONE: Glottogenetic Theories and Research: A Brief Sketch
  2. pp. 1-29
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  1. TWO: The Primitive Mind: A Vichian Reconstruction
  2. pp. 30-59
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  1. THREE: Language and the Imagination: The Vichian Glottogenetic Scenario
  2. pp. 60-82
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  1. FOUR: The Dawn of Language: The Iconicity and Visual Mimesis Hypotheses
  2. pp. 83-104
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  1. FIVE: From Language to Speech: The Audio-Oral Osmosis Hypothesis
  2. pp. 105-120
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  1. SIX: From Percepts to Concepts: The Metaphoricity Hypothesis
  2. pp. 121-142
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  1. SEVEN: The Sociobiological-Computationist Viewpoint: A Vichian Critique
  2. pp. 143-164
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  1. References
  2. pp. 165-186
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 187-190
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