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Language, games, and minds
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Language and Culture. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (Forskarskolan i språk och kultur i Europa)
2007 (English)In: Communication-Action-Meaning: A Festschrift to Jens Allwood / [ed] Elisabeth Ahlsén, Göteborg: Department of Linguistics, Göteborg University , 2007, 1, 83-94 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Language has often been compared to the game of Chess. In this article, I claim that a productive analogy for linguistic interaction would be the Asian board game GO. I further explore common aspects of language use and creative play that we find in improvised ensemble music-making.  What is said about language and games, and language and improvised music-making is then related to a discussion of linguistic interaction as constitutive of thought and mind.

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Göteborg: Department of Linguistics, Göteborg University , 2007, 1. 83-94 p.
Keyword [en]
Language, Games, Chess, GO, Mind, Rules, Ensemble Performance, Linguistic Interaction
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50670ISBN: 978-91-97-575294-5OAI: diva2:271872
Available from: 2009-10-13 Created: 2009-10-13 Last updated: 2013-07-11Bibliographically approved

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