Biological Foundations of Linguistic Communication: Towards by Thomas T. Ballmer

By Thomas T. Ballmer

This is often the second one of 2 volumes – the 1st quantity being Waltraud Brennenstuhl’s Control and Ability (P&B III:4) – treating biocybernetical questions of language. This e-book begins out from an research of the (neuro-)biological relevancy of ordinary language from the viewpoint of grammar and the lexicon. in addition, the elemental mechanisms of the self-organization of organisms of their environments are mentioned, in as far as they bring about linguistic regulate and talents.

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18. 19. Action Model, HD Performance Model, DR(1) Active Movement Model, AB Locomotion Model, FB Psychological Activities Model, PS (1) 20. Information Model, IF 21. Work Model, BT 22. Execution Model, DR (2) 23. Utterance Model, AU 24. Psychological Activities Model, PS (2) 25. Danger-Fear-Risk Model, WA 26. Influence Model, BE (2) 27. Process Control Model, PZ 28. Reproduction Model, FO 29. Grasp Model, GR 30. Guide Model, FH 31. Support Model, US 32. Freedom Model, FR 33. Transport Model, TR 34.

E. there are lin­ guistic abilities built up and vivid for rather short time spans. 10 Some of the more important levels of linguistic evolution are summarized in the following list. ), secondly we have given a rough estimate of a characteristic time which corresponds roughly to the evolution period of an ability in question, thirdly it is indicated which organisms or organism states are concerned with the evolution of that ability, and fourthly we have tentative­ ly given a few corresponding examples for illustration.

A theoretical foundation of lexicography and much more so contextography (= concrete con­ text description) has been lacking for a long time. First attempts go back to Roget, Wehr-Eggers, Hallig v. Wartburg. Only recently has there been growing interest for a thoroughly theoretical foundation of lexicography (Berliner Gruppe 1975, Wiegand/Kucera 1982, Henne 1979, Ballmer/Brennenstuhl 1978,1980) and contextography (cf. Ballmer 1976, Eikmeyer/Rieser 1982). The following figure summarizes the three pillar view maintained by our research programme.

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