Word, Niche and Super-Niche: How Language Makes Minds Matter More

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Published 06-09-2005
Andy CLARK

Abstract

How does language (spoken or written) impact thought? One useful way to approach this important but elusive question may be to consider language itself as a cognition-enhancing animal-built structure. To take this perspective is to view language as a kind of self-constructed cognitive niche.

How to Cite

CLARK, A. (2005). Word, Niche and Super-Niche: How Language Makes Minds Matter More. THEORIA, 20(3), 255–268. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.561
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Keywords

niche construction, cognitive niche, cognition-enhancing structure.

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MONOGRAPHIC SECTION