Volume 18 · Number 1 · Pages 052–054
Maturana on Language Origins and Human Sociality

Vincenzo Raimondi

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Open peer commentary on the article “The Maturanian Turn: Good Prospects for the Language Sciences” by Alexander V. Kravchenko. Abstract: Maturana’s extensive work has applications in many domains of enquiry, including the study of language and social interaction. I discuss Maturana’s insightful perspective on the role of language in human evolution, while also showing its relevance for current approaches of human sociality.

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Raimondi V. (2022) Maturana on language origins and human sociality. Constructivist Foundations 18(1): 052–054. https://constructivist.info/18/1/052

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