Volume 18 · Number 1 · Pages 042–043
Good News for the Language Sciences

Aaron Braver

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Open peer commentary on the article “The Maturanian Turn: Good Prospects for the Language Sciences” by Alexander V. Kravchenko. Abstract: The language sciences approach language from a complex perspective that includes appeals to the embodied nature of language, the biology of cognition and perception, and the crucial role of the listener/observer. Many aspects of Kravchenko’s desiderata for the field of linguistics are currently in practice, suggesting that the language sciences are not in quite so dire a situation as might seem at first glance.


Braver A. (2022) Good news for the language sciences. Constructivist Foundations 18(1): 042–043. https://constructivist.info/18/1/042

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