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From merchants to speakers: the common origins of trade and language

Alonso-Cortés, Ángel and Cabrillo Rodríguez, Francisco (2010) From merchants to speakers: the common origins of trade and language. The European Journal of the history of economic thought, 19-4 . ISSN 1469-5936 (In Press)

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Abstract

Adam Smith argued that division of labour and language are linked to the concept of persuasion. Wowever, this paper asserts that trade in the long run and linguistic communication have their roots in trust and probity since both imply some sort mutuality; if not, neither one nor the other would occur as strategies in repetitive games.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Adam Smith Problem, Language origins, Linguistics pragmatics
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Economic history
Humanities > Philology > Linguistics
ID Code:11525
Deposited On:18 Nov 2010 10:50
Last Modified:06 Feb 2014 09:05

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