On projecting grammatical persons into social neurocognition: A view from linguistics

Nicholas Evans
2013 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
AbstractThough it draws on the grammatical metaphor of person (first, third, second) in terms of representations, Schilbach et al.'s target article does not consider an orthogonal line of evidence for the centrality of interaction to social cognition: the many grammatical phenomena, some widespread cross-linguistically and some only being discovered, which are geared to supporting real-time interaction. My commentary reviews these, and the contribution linguistic evidence can make to a fuller account of social cognition.
doi:10.1017/s0140525x12001896 pmid:23883748 fatcat:kb6gucmjxvapldpdvcohosopki