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The Silent Work of Speech. On an Enactive Grammar’s Insight

  • Francesco La MantiaEmail author
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Part of the Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology book series (PEPRPHPS, volume 23)

Abstract

Many research programs have been worked out in recent years in order to account for an apparently trivial aspect of the human language activity. We refer to the fact that every speaker hears the sound of his own words. Our paper aims to embed this empirical insight in the theoretical framework of the so-called enactive grammar. This choice is justified by the fact that the enactive grammar introduced a formal distinction which allows to provide a clear formulation of the jakobsonian assert. In order to highlight this point, the paper will be subdivided into seven sections. The first section will be devoted to the experience of the hearing oneself speak. The second one will examine this experience from an enactive point of view. The third and forth section will try to show in which sense every speaker is his own interpreter (or co-speaker). The fifth one will analyze some theoretical consequences deriving from the remarks developed in the first four parts of the paper. Finally, the sixth and seventh section will seek to outline a realistic description of the so-called self-listening process. In the conclusion, we will give a synthetic résumé of the principal steps of our analysis.

Keywords

Hearer Listener Enaction Self-Monitoring Other-Monitoring 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze UmanisticheUniversità degli studi di PalermoPalermoItaly

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