Volume 15 · Number 2 · Pages 149–151
On Life-Language Continuity

Elena Clare Cuffari

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Open peer commentary on the article “A Critique of Barbieri’s Code Biology” by Alexander V. Kravchenko. Abstract: Kravchenko encourages language science to approach languaging as “a species-specific semiotic activity that has a biological function.” Languaging as a form of social agency is broader than semiosis but not necessarily “above” it nor driven by biological function. By focusing on participation and becoming, the enactive approach to linguistic bodies offers conceptual resources to bridge human and non-human sense-making without resorting to codes.

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Cuffari E. C. (2020) On life-language continuity. Constructivist Foundations 15(2): 149–151. https://constructivist.info/15/2/149

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