Philosophy of Linguistics Book

Philosophy of Linguistics


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-01-14
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 598
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080930879

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Philosophy of Linguistics investigates the foundational concepts and methods of linguistics, the scientific study of human language. This groundbreaking collection, the most thorough treatment of the philosophy of linguistics ever published, brings together philosophers, scientists and historians to map out both the foundational assumptions set during the second half of the last century and the unfolding shifts in perspective in which more functionalist perspectives are explored. The opening chapter lays out the philosophical background in preparation for the papers that follow, which demonstrate the shift in the perspective of linguistics study through discussions of syntax, semantics, phonology and cognitive science more generally. The volume serves as a detailed introduction for those new to the field as well as a rich source of new insights and potential research agendas for those already engaged with the philosophy of linguistics. Part of the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science series edited by: Dov M. Gabbay, King's College, London, UK; Paul Thagard, University of Waterloo, Canada; and John Woods, University of British Columbia, Canada. Provides a bridge between philosophy and current scientific findings Encourages multi-disciplinary dialogue Covers theory and applications

Philosophy And Linguistics Book

Philosophy And Linguistics


  • Author : Kumiko Murasugi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000302806

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In the 1960s and 1970s questions about the semantics of natural languages were of central concern to the vast majority of analytic philosophers. The work of Chomsky, Davidson, Grice, Donnellan, Kaplan, Kripke and Putnam was widely read by non-specialists. The three main branches of linguistics that are of special philosophical significance-syntax,

Philosophy of Language and Linguistics Book

Philosophy of Language and Linguistics


  • Author : Piotr Stalmaszczyk
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2014-06-23
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110373400

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The present volume investigates the legacy of Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein in contemporary philosophy of language and linguistics. These philosophers inspired both the development of analytic philosophy and various philosophical approaches to the study of language. They have influenced technical discussions on truth, proper names, definite descriptions, propositions and predication, sense and reference, truth, and philosophical and linguistic inquiries into the relations between language, mind and the world. The studies gathered in this volume discuss most of these issues and aim to show that the results of this research are still of utmost importance, and that the three philosophers have significantly contributed to the linguistic turn in philosophy and the philosophical turn in the study of language. The volume includes contributions by: Joachim Adler (Zurich), Maria Cerezo (Murcia), Pawel Grabarczyk (Lodz), Arkadiusz Gutt (Lublin), Tom Hughes (Durham), Gabriele Mras (Vienna), Carl Humphries (Cracow), Gary Kemp (Glasgow), Siu-Fan Lee (Hong Kong), Jaroslav Peregrin (Prague), Ulrich Reichard (Durham), Piotr Stalmaszczyk (Lodz), Piotr Szalek (Lublin), Mieszko Talasiewicz (Warsaw).

Integrational Linguistics and Philosophy of Language in the Global South Book

Integrational Linguistics and Philosophy of Language in the Global South


  • Author : Sinfree B. Makoni
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-05-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000389920

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Exploring the nature of possible relationships between Integrational Linguistics and Southern Epistemologies, this volume examines various ways in which Integrational Linguistics can be used to support the decolonizing interests of Southern Epistemologies, particularly the lay-oriented nature of Integrational Linguistics that Southern Epistemologies find productive as a ‘positive counter-discourse.’ As both an anti-elitist and antiestablishment way of thinking, these chapters consider how Integrational Linguistics can be consistent with the decolonial aspirations of Southern Epistemologies. They argue that the relationship between Southern Epistemologies and Integrational Linguistics is complicated by the fact that, while Integrational Linguistics is critical of what it calls a segregationist view of language, i.e., ‘the language myth,’ Southern Epistemologies in language policy and planning and minority language movements find the language myth helpful in order to facilitate social transformation. And yet, both Integrational Linguistics and Southern Epistemologies are critical of approaches to multilingualism that are founded on notions of ‘named’ languages. They are also both critical of linguistics as a decontextualized, and institutionalized extension of ordinary metalinguistic practices, which at times influence the prejudices, preconceptions and ideologies of dominant western cultures. This book will prove to be an essential resource for scholars and students not only within the field of integrational linguistics, but also in other language and communication fields, in particular the dialogic, distributed, and ecological-enactive approaches, wherein integrational linguistics has been subjected to scrutiny and criticism.

The Philosophy of Linguistics Book

The Philosophy of Linguistics


  • Author : Jerrold J. Katz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Linguistics
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106007992982

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In light of the sharp linguistic turn philosophy has taken in this century, this collection provides a much-needed and long-overdue reference for philosophical discussion. The first collection of its kind, it explores questions of the nature and existence of linguistic objects--including sentences and meanings--and considers the concept of truth in linguistics. The status of linguistics and the nature of language now take a central place in discussions of the nature of philosophy; the essays in this volume both inform these discussions and lay the groundwork for further examination.

Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language Book

Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language


  • Author : Siobhan Chapman
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-19
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748631421

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This book offers introductory entries on 80 ideas that have shaped the study of language up to the present day. Entries are written by experts in the fields of linguistics and the philosophy of language to reflect the full range of approaches and modes of thought. Each entry includes a brief description of the idea, an account of its development, and its impact on the field of language study. The book is written in an accessible style with clear descriptions of technical terms, guides to further reading, and extensive cross-referencing between entries. A useful additional feature of this book is that it is cross-referenced throughout with Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language (Edinburgh, 2005), revealing significant connections and continuities in the two related disciplines. Ideas covered range from Sense Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Logic, through Generative Semantics, Cognitivism, and Conversation Analysis, to Political Correctness, Deconstruction, and Corpora.

The Philosophy and Science of Language Book

The Philosophy and Science of Language


  • Author : Ryan M. Nefdt
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030554385

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This volume brings together a diverse range of scholars to address important philosophical and interdisciplinary questions in the study of language. Linguistics throughout history has been a conduit to the study of the mind, brain, societal structure, literature and history itself. The epistemic and methodological transfer between the sciences and humanities in regards to linguistics has often been documented, but the underlying philosophical issues have not always been adequately addressed. With 15 original and interdisciplinary chapters, this volume therefore tackles vital questions relating to the philosophy, history, and theoretical interplay between the study of language and fields as varied as logic, physics, biology, classical philology and neuroscience. With a four part structure, questions of the mathematical foundations of linguistics, links to the natural sciences, cognitive implications and historical connections, take centre stage throughout the volume. The final chapters present research related to the linguistic connections between history, philosophy and the humanities more broadly. Advancing new avenues of research, this volume is exemplary in its treatment of diachronic and cross-disciplinary interaction, and will be of interest to all scholars interested in the study of language.

Linguistics and Philosophy Book

Linguistics and Philosophy


  • Author : R. Harré
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483299228

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As hopes that generative linguistics might solve philosophical problems about the mind give way to disillusionment, old problems concerning the relationship between linguistics and philosophy survive unresolved. This collection surveys the historical engagement between the two, and opens up avenues for further reflection. In Part 1 two contrasting views are presented of the interface nowadays called 'philosophy of linguistics'. Part 2 gives a detailed historical survey of the engagement of analytic philosophy with linguistic problems during the present century, and sees the imposition by philosophers of an 'exploratory' model of thinking as a major challenge to the discipline of linguistics. Part 3 poses the problem of whether linguistics is dedicated to describing independently existing linguistic structures or to imposing its own structures on linguistic phenomena. In Part 4 Harris points out some similarities in the way an eminent linguist and an eminent philosopher invoke the analogy between languages and games; while Taylor analyses the rationale of our metalinguistic claims and their relationship to linguistic theorizing. Providing a wide range of views and ideas this book will be of interest to all those interested and involved in the interface of philosophy and linguistics.

The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics Book

The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics


  • Author : Peter Ludlow
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199258536

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Peter Ludlow presents the first book on the philosophy of generative linguistics. He explains the motivation of the generative framework, describes its mechanisms, and addresses issues of broad philosophical interest, for instance the ontology of linguistics, the nature of data, language/world relations, and best theory criteria.

Linguistics and Philosophy Book

Linguistics and Philosophy


  • Author : Adam Makkai
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 1985-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 491
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027235367

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This volume contains papers by a large number of influencial linguists, written as a tribute to the work of Rulon S. Wells. The volume is subdivided into sections on the Philosophy of Language, Phonology, Syntax, Historical and Typological Linguistics, and Diachronic and Synchronic Derivation.

Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language Book
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Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language


  • Author : Siobhan Chapman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 0195187687

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A reference guide to the work of figures who have played an important role in the development of ideas about language. It includes 80 entries on individual thinkers in the Western tradition, ranging from antiquity to the present day, chosen because of their impact on the description or theory of language.

The Cambridge Handbook of the Philosophy of Language Book

The Cambridge Handbook of the Philosophy of Language


  • Author : Piotr Stalmaszczyk
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-12-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 831
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108492386

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A comprehensive guide to contemporary investigations into the relationship between language, philosophy, and linguistics.

The Routledge Handbook of Social and Political Philosophy of Language Book

The Routledge Handbook of Social and Political Philosophy of Language


  • Author : Justin Khoo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-04-21
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000375497

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The Routledge Handbook of Social and Political Philosophy of Language Excerpt :

This Handbook brings together philosophical work on how language shapes, and is shaped by, social and political factors. Its 24 chapters were written exclusively for this volume by an international team of leading researchers, and together they provide a broad expert introduction to the major issues currently under discussion in this area. The volume is divided into four parts: Part I: Methodological and Foundational Issues Part II: Non-ideal Semantics and Pragmatics Part III: Linguistic Harms Part IV: Applications The parts, and chapters in each part, are introduced in the volume’s General Introduction. A list of Works Cited concludes each chapter, pointing readers to further areas of study. The Handbook is the first major, multi-authored reference work in this growing area and essential reading for anyone interested in the nature of language and its relationship to social and political reality.

Linguistics in Philosophy Book

Linguistics in Philosophy


  • Author : Zeno Vendler
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501743726

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Linguistics in Philosophy Excerpt :

This book is a major attempt to reconcile the empirical basis of linguistic science with the a priori nature of philosophical reasoning. Its purpose is to show how the methods and findings of linguistic science, especially of transformational grammar, can be used to cast light upon central problems of analytic philosophy. After dealing with recent objections to the use of linguistic techniques in philosophy, the author shows, with great force and clarity, how these techniques can be applied to such problems as the analysis of singular terms, the concepts of fact, event, and causality, and the meaning of the word "good."

Introduction to Linguistic Philosophy Book

Introduction to Linguistic Philosophy


  • Author : I. E. Mackenzie
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Language and languages
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 1483327957

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Providing an account of major philosophical issues, this essential textbook bridges the gap between linguistics and the philosophy of language. This book presents the theories of leading linguistic analysts such as Wittgenstein, Frege, Russell, Carnap and Quine.