Control and Ability

Towards a Biocybernetics of Language

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This is the first of the two volumes – the second volume being Thomas Ballmer’s Biological Foundations of Linguistic Communication (P&B III:7) – treating biocybernetical questions of language. This book starts from a cybernetic explication of some action theoretic notions, like control and ability. These notions are used in order to provide adequate means of describing the complex and subtle phenomena of communication, both from a general point of view as well as from a specifically linguistic perspective. In addition the relation between biological systems and language is discussed.
[Pragmatics & Beyond, III:4]  1982.  vi, 122 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
1
I. Action Theoretic Explications
5
The Concept of Control
7
The Establishment of Control
25
The Logic of Ability
43
II. Describing Action
51
Controllers
53
III. Biosystems and Language
97
Genetics, Embryology and the Language Analogy
99
Notes
120
Bibliography
122
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Subjects

Linguistics

Language acquisition
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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