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Proceedings of the International Conference "Sensory Motor Concepts in Language & Cognition"
In this paper, I investigate the relationship between natural language and thinking. Speci cally, I adopt the view that thinking operates, by and large, according to associationistic rules and argue that natural language plays a crucial role in thinking, but not a constitutive one, as many have argued. I propose that the suggested view enjoys signi cant empirical support, mainly from work done with aphasic subjects. The major challenges that all associationistic views of thinking face are thedoi:10.1515/9783110720303-013 fatcat:joiuue5hcjazldzkjvmazxstfm