Towards a Language-Oriented Approach to Human Cognition

Edmond Cane

Abstract


Cognitive psychology is surely regarded very close and relevant to linguistic studies and psycholinguistics, to some extent, puts the two together. Despite this long tradition of co-sitting, the language side has been somehow inferior, generally receiving contributions from cognitive psychology and rendering less of its own. The implicit reading in this article is that language can provide very insightful perceptions regarding human cognition and that language-oriented approach to the structure and the development of human cognition should be considered instead. Language could be the ground that important theories have been evaluated and tested. Further, advanced research in language studies may ‘fire back’ and provide clues to the structuring and the establishment of human cognitions structures.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n2s2p176


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