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Behav Brain Sci. 2013 Aug;36(4):439-40. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X12002130.

It takes two to talk: a second-person neuroscience approach to language learning.

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Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, M5S 3G3 ON, Canada. supriya.syal@utoronto.ca

Abstract

Language is a social act. We have previously argued that language remains embedded in sociality because the motivation to communicate exists only within a social context. Schilbach et al. underscore the importance of studying linguistic behavior from within the motivated, socially interactive frame in which it is learnt and used, as well as provide testable hypotheses for a participatory, second-person neuroscience approach to language learning.

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PMID:
23883769
DOI:
10.1017/S0140525X12002130
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