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Philosophy for Linguists

Philosophy for Linguists
An Introduction

by Siobhan Chapman,Lecturer in English Language School of English Siobhan Chapman

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780415206587
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Philosophy for Linguists provides students with a clear, concise introduction to the main topics of the philosophy of language. Each chapter includes an accessible introduction, concise notes, and numerous examples and quotations.

The Philosophy of Linguistics

The Philosophy of Linguistics
A Book

by Jerrold J. Katz,Distintuished Professor of Philosopy and Linguistics Jerrold J Katz

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Linguistics and Philosophy

Linguistics and Philosophy
The Controversial Interface

by R. Harré,R. Harris

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2017-01-31
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 1483299228
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics

Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics
A Book

by Alex Barber,Robert J Stainton

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2010-04-06
  • Pages : 836
  • ISBN : 9780080965017
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The application of philosophy to language study, and language study to philosophy, has experienced demonstrable intellectual growth and diversification in recent decades. Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics comprehensively analyzes and evaluates many of the most interesting facets of this vibrant field. An edited collection of articles taken from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Second Edition, this volume acts as a single-stop desk reference resource for the field, comprising contributions from the foremost scholars of philosophy of linguistics in their various interdisciplinary specializations. From Plato's Cratylus to Semantic and Epistemic Holism, this fascinating work authoritatively unpacks the diverse and multi-layered concepts of meaning, expression, identity, truth, and countless other themes and subjects straddling the linguistic-philosophical meridian, in 175 articles and over 900 pages. Authoritative review of this dynamic field placed in an interdisciplinary context Approximately 175 articles by leaders in the field Compact and affordable single-volume format

Philosophy of Language

Philosophy of Language
A Book

by Zoltán Gendler Szabó,Richmond H. Thomason

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2018-10-31
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1108631207
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This unique textbook introduces linguists to key issues in the philosophy of language. Accessible to students who have taken only a single course in linguistics, yet sophisticated enough to be used at the graduate level, the book provides an overview of the central issues in philosophy of language, a key topic in educating the next generation of researchers in semantics and pragmatics. Thoroughly grounded in contemporary linguistic theory, the book focus on the core foundational and philosophical issues in semantics and pragmatics, richly illustrated with historical case studies to show how linguistic questions are related to philosophical problems in areas such as metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. Students are introduced in Part I to the issues at the core of semantics, including compositionality, reference and intentionality. Part II looks at pragmatics: context, conversational update, implicature and speech acts; whilst Part III discusses foundational questions about meaning. The book will encourage future collaboration and development between philosophy of language and linguistics.

Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language

Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language
A Book

by Siobhan Chapman,Christopher Routledge

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 9780195187687
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Telling Time

Telling Time
Tensed and Temporal Meaning between Philosophy and Linguistics

by Claudio Majolino,Katia Paykin

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2015-09-04
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 1443881880
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bringing together philosophers, logicians and linguists, Telling Time provides, in one handy volume, a short collection of historically informed, systematically comprehensive and critically argued articles devoted to some of the major issues of the contemporary debate on the relationship between time and language. Readers will learn about temporal proper names and localising temporal expressions, monstrous eternalism, how natural language codes temporal meaning, and how tensed beliefs can be explained. The book also contains a detailed introduction presenting some fundamental concepts, terms, methods, and claims of contemporary philosophy and linguistics on the subject of time, and proposes a list of titles for further study. Scholars and students in logic, linguistics, philosophy and epistemology alike will find this volume a useful aid to their current research.

Philosophy and Linguistics

Philosophy and Linguistics
A Book

by Colin Lyas

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Linguistics in Philosophy

Linguistics in Philosophy
A Book

by Zeno Vendler

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2019-06-30
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1501743724
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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."

Problems of Methodology and Philosophy in Linguistics

Problems of Methodology and Philosophy in Linguistics
A Book

by Ireneusz Bobrowski

  • Publisher : Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
  • Release : 2015-08-12
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9783631654873
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book is not only dedicated to linguists, but also to readers who are not familiar with notations developed in linguistics. The first part of the study presents philosophical justifications for linguistic settlements. These are based on the phenomenological reduction of Edmund Husserl, Karl R. Popper's falsificationism, the moderate rationalism of science of Izydora Dąmbska and Andrzej Bogusławski's lack of the nomological explanation in linguistics. The second part presents a re-examination of the solutions proposed in the field of linguistics, some new philosophical explanations and a discussion of the truth of linguistic propositions.

Unity and Plurality

Unity and Plurality
Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics

by Massimiliano Carrara,Alexandra Arapinis,Friederike Moltmann

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-02-18
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 019871632X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unity and Plurality presents novel ways of thinking about plurality while casting new light on the interconnections among the logical, philosophical, and linguistic aspects of plurals. The volume brings together new work on the logic and ontology of plurality and on the semantics of plurals in natural language. Plural reference, the view that definite plurals such as 'the students' refer to several entities at once (the individual students), is an approach favoured by logicians and philosophers, who take sentences with plurals ('the students gathered') not to be committed to entities beyond individuals, entities such as classes, sums, or sets. By contrast, linguistic semantics has been dominated by a singularist approach to plurals, taking the semantic value of a definite plural such as 'the students' to be a mereological sum or set. Moreover, semantics has been dominated by a particular ontological view of plurality, that of extensional mereology. This volume aims to build a bridge between the two traditions and to show the fruitfulness of nonstandard mereological approaches. A team of leading experts investigates new perspectives that arise from plural logic and non-standard mereology and explore novel applications to natural language phenomena.

The Language Connection

The Language Connection
Philosophy and Linguistics

by Roy Harris

  • Publisher : Burns & Oates
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9781855064980
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why have philosophers and linguists in the West always failed to agree about language? How can we use language to talk about language? Is the division between the disciplines of philosophy and linguistics artificial? In this stimulating and controversial work, Roy Harris challenges the very roots of the disciplines of linguistics and philosophy as they currently stand. In doing so, he both provides a lucid introduction to the subject for the non-expert, and makes an original contribution to current debates.

Linguistics, Philosophy, and Montague Grammar

Linguistics, Philosophy, and Montague Grammar
A Book

by Steven Davis,Marianne Mithun

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2014-07-03
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0292771622
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume presents significant developments in the field of Montague Grammar and outlines its past and future contributions to philosophy and linguistics. The contents are as follows: Introduction by Steven Davis and Marianne Mithun Emmon Bach, "Montague Grammar and Classical Transformational Grammar" Barbara H. Partee, "Constraining Transformational Montague Grammar: A Framework and a Fragment" James D. McCawley, "Helpful Hints to the Ordinary Working Montague Grammarian" Terence Parsons, "Type Theory and Ordinary Language" David R. Dowty, "Dative 'Movement' and Thomason's Extensions of Montague Grammar" Muffy E. A. Siegel, "Measure Adjectives in Montague Grammar" Michael Bennett, "Mass Nouns and Mass Terms in Montague Grammar" Jeroen Groenendijk and Martin Stokhof, "Infinitives and Context in Montague Grammar" James Waldo, "A PTQ Semantics for Sortal Incorrectness"

Representation of Language

Representation of Language
Philosophical Issues in a Chomskyan Linguistics

by Georges Rey

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020-04-30
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 019885563X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Georges Rey presents a much-needed philosophical defense of Noam Chomsky's famous view of human language, as an internal, innate computational system. But he also offers a critical examination of problematic developments of this view, to do with innateness, ontology, intentionality, and other issues of interdisciplinary interest.

The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics

The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics
A Book

by Peter Ludlow

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-02-17
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0199258538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Principles of Linguistic Philosophy

The Principles of Linguistic Philosophy
A Book

by F. Waismann

  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release : 1997-02-06
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 9780333630549
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this study Friedrich Waismann gives a systematic presentation of insights into philosophical problems which can be achieved by clarifying the language in which the problems are posed. Much of the material and the method itself derive from Wittgenstein's work in the early 30s. The book was originally envisaged as a lucid and well organized account of Wittgenstein's distinctive form of linguistic philosophy to enable the Vienna Circle to incorporate these valuable methods into their own programme of analysis. The project evolved over many years into a wide-ranging survey of the dissolution of many philosophical problems and the construction of a systematic philosophical grammar. Waismann shows in detail how puzzlement can be removed by careful description of the uses of the terms employed in framing problems. At the same time, he sketches a general framework for analysis of language, including chapters on names, general terms, logical operators, propositions, questions, etc. This book is an authoritative presentation of Wittgenstein's influential philosophy of language in a format much easier to follow than his own intricate and elusive texts. Waismann exhibits clearly the merits of this method of philosophizing. This book should serve as an important and useful text for those who wish to understand the method and power of linguistic philosophy. It has no equal as an introduction to Wittgenstein's philosophy.

Semantics

Semantics
An Interdisciplinary Reader in Philosophy, Linguistics and Psychology

by Danny David Steinberg,Danny D. Steinberg,Leon A. Jakobovits

  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release : 1971-10-31
  • Pages : 603
  • ISBN : 9780521078221
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Includes contributions by R.M.W. Dixon - A method of semantic description; K.L. Hale - A note on a Walbiri tradition of antonymy, both listed separetely in bibliography.

Foundations of Logico-Linguistics

Foundations of Logico-Linguistics
A Unified Theory of Information, Language, and Logic

by W.S. Cooper

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 1978-04-30
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9789027708762
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1962 a mimeographed sheet of paper fell into my possession. It had been prepared by Ernest Adams of the Philosophy Department at Berkeley as a handout for a colloquim. Headed 'SOME FALLACIES OF FORMAL LOGIC' it simply listed eleven little pieces of reasoning, all in ordinary English, and all absurd. I still have the sheet, and quote a couple of the arguments here to give the idea. • If you throw switch S and switch T, the motor will start. There fore, either if you throw switch S the motor will start, or, if you throw switch T the motor will start . • It is not the case that if John passes history he will graduate. Therefore, John will pass history. The disconcerting thing about these inferences is, of course, that under the customary truth-functional interpretation of and, or, not, and if-then, they are supposed to be valid. What, if anything, is wrong? At first I was not disturbed by the examples. Having at that time consider able personal commitment to rationality in general and formal logic in par ticular, I felt it my duty and found myself easily able (or so I thought) to explain away most of them. But on reflection I had to admit that my expla nations had an ad hoc character, varying suspiciously from example to example.

MIT working papers in philosophy and linguistics

MIT working papers in philosophy and linguistics
A Book

by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Linguistics and Philosophy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Linguistics, Philosophy, and Montague Grammar

Linguistics, Philosophy, and Montague Grammar
A Book

by Steven Davis,Marianne Mithun

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume presents significant developments in the field of Montague Grammar and outlines its past and future contributions to philosophy and linguistics.