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by Marcel Danesi


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Marcel Danesi is Professor of Semiotics and Italian Linguistics and Director of the Program in Semiotics at the University of Toronto.

Marcel Danesi is Professor of Semiotics and Italian Linguistics and Director of the Program in Semiotics at the University of Toronto. Series: Advances in Semiotics. Hardcover: 212 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0253316073.

MARCEL DANESI is Professor of Semiotics and Italian at the University of Toronto

MARCEL DANESI is Professor of Semiotics and Italian at the University of Toronto. Among his previous books are Applied Psycholinguistics, Robert A. Hall and American Structuralism, and Loanwords and Phonological Methodology.

Indiana University Press.

He is a pioneering figure in the introduction of the disciplinary subspecialty of forensic semiotics. Indiana University Press.

Marcel Danesi (b. Marcello Danesi, 1946) is a current Professor of Semiotics and Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Toronto.

Danesi identifies metaphor, the feature of mind that transforms iconic, perceptual thinking into conceptual thinking, as the crucial event in the Vichian scenario.

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The origin of language is one of the deep mysteries of human existence. Drawing upon the work of the eighteenth-century Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico, Marcel Danesi fashions a persuasive, original account of the evolution and development of language. Seeking to reconstruct the primitive mind that generated language and the evolutionary events that must have preceded the advent of speech, he takes Vico's insight that mind, culture, and language evolved from the uniquely human faculty known as fantasia ("the imagination") and sketches a "primal scene" of compelling interest.Danesi identifies metaphor, the feature of mind that transforms iconic, perceptual thinking into conceptual thinking, as the crucial event in the Vichian scenario. The description of this scenario forms the core of Vico, Metaphor, and the Origin of Language. Danesi then evaluates the Vichian reconstruction of the origin of language in light of contemporary research in the cognitive, social, and biological sciences and with competing theories.
Vico, Metaphor, and the Origin of Language (Advances in Semiotics) download epub
Humanities
Author: Marcel Danesi
ISBN: 0253316073
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr; 1St Edition edition (September 1, 1993)
Pages: 190 pages