Thought Based Linguistics

Download Thought Based Linguistics ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Thought Based Linguistics book pdf for free now.

Thought Based Linguistics

Author : Wallace Chafe
ISBN : 9781108421171
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 87.87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 858
Read : 502

Argues for the central role of thoughts in the design of language.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Thought Based Linguistics

Author : Wallace Chafe
ISBN : 1108431569
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 42.17 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 950
Read : 802

The extent to which language is inseparable from thought has long been a major subject of debate across linguistics, psychology, philosophy and other disciplines. In this study, Wallace Chafe presents a thought-based theory of language that goes beyond traditional views that semantics, syntax, and sounds are sufficient to account for language design. Language begins with thoughts in the mind of a speaker and ends by affecting thoughts in the mind of a listener. This obvious observation is seldom incorporated in descriptions of language design for two major reasons. First, the role of thought is usually usurped by semantics. But semantic structures are imposed on thought by languages and differ from one language to another. Second, thought does not lend itself to familiar methods of linguistic analysis. Chafe suggests ways of describing thoughts, traces the path languages follow from thoughts to sounds, and explores ways in which thoughts are oriented in time, memory, imagination, reality, and emotions.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Schools Of Thought

Author : O. Amsterdamska
ISBN : 9789400937598
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 89.59 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 642
Read : 1165

This book is based on the assumption that the development of science has to be understood both as a social and as an intellectual process. The division between internal and external history, between history of ideas and sociology of science, has been harmful not only to our understanding of scientific rationality but also to our understanding of the social processes of scientific development. Just as philosophy of science must be informed by its history, so also must sociology of science be both historically and philosophically informed. Proceeding on this assumption, I examine in detail the contents of linguistic ideas and the changes they underwent, as well as the institutional processes of disciplinary development and school formation. The development of linguistics in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has provided me with a convenient locus for a study of the processes of cognitive change and continuity in the context of modern academically institutionalized science. This book examines first the idea system and the institutionalization of historical and comparative linguistics in the first half of the nineteenth century, and then focusses on the for mation and development of three schools of thought: the Neogrammarians, the Neo-Idealists, and the Geneva School of Ferdinand de Saussure.
Category: Social Science

Color Categories In Thought And Language

Author : C. L. Hardin
ISBN : 0521498007
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 30.51 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 531
Read : 797

A distinguished cross-disciplinary reassessment of the work of Berlin and Kay on colour categories.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Thought And Reality

Author : Benjamin Lee Whorf
ISBN : 0262730065
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 46.9 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 883
Read : 773

Essays by a linguistic specialist develop the theory that the structure of language determines the structure of thought, thus influencing the ways in which different cultures perceive reality
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Arabic Linguistic Thought And Dialectology

Author : Aryeh Levin
ISBN : 965350021X
Genre : Arabic language
File Size : 57.43 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 336
Read : 1105

The articles collected in this volume form a contribution to the study of Arabic linguistics. Most of them deal with Arabic medieval grammatical thought and terminology and are based on the oldest grammatical treatises known to us, especially Sibawayhi's al-Kitab. The study of these two topics is interrelated, since the understanding of Arabic grammatical thought depends on the understanding of its terminology and vice versa. During the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, some prominent scholars maintained that the linguistic data supplied by the early Arab grammarians are unreliable, and, as a result, their grammatical rules do not accord with the linguistic reality of Old Arabic. Professor Levin's studies concerning the history of Arabic language contribute to the refutation of this view, showing that Sibawayhi's linguistic method was mainly descriptive and that the linguistic information furnished by him is authentic and reliable. Professor Levin also shows that Sibawayhi's accurate description of Old Arabic is based primarily on the ordinary speech of certain Bedouin tribes who lived in Southern Iraq in the eighth century. The linguistic data found in the Ketab indicate that these Bedouins still spoke Old Arabic dialects. Aryeh Levin is Professor of Arabic at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also the author of "A Grammar of the Arabic Dialect of Jerusalem" (in Hebrew).
Category: Arabic language

Metaphor And Thought

Author : Andrew Ortony
ISBN : 0521405610
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 61.25 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 605
Read : 176

Metaphor and Thought reflects the surge of interest in and research into the nature and function of metaphor in language and thought. Philosophers, psychologists, linguists, and educators raise serious questions about the viability of the traditional distinction between the literal and the metaphorical, discussing problems ranging from the definition of metaphor to its role in language acquistion, learning, scientific thinking, and the creation of social policy. In the second edition, the contributors have updated their original essays to reflect changes in their fields. The volume also includes six new chapters that present important and influential new ideas about metaphor that have appeared in such fields as the philosophy of language and the philosophy of science, linguistics, cognitive and clinical psychology, education, and artificial intelligence. The book will serve as an excellent graduate-level textbook in cognitive psychology, linguistics, and artificial intelligence.
Category: Psychology

Reviewing Linguistic Thought

Author : Sophia Marmaridou
ISBN : 9783110920826
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 29.33 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 246
Read : 267

The volume focuses on the interaction of different levels of linguistic analysis (syntax, semantics, pragmatics) and the interfaces between them, on the convergence of different theoretical models in explaining linguistic phenomena, and on recent interdisciplinary approaches to linguistic analysis. Its theoretical importance lies in bringing out and highlighting some of the common trends and directions found in recent theoretical frameworks which focus on themes traditionally downplayed by mainstream 20th century linguistics. It further familiarizes the reader with the methodology used in such frameworks and shows how methodology developed in different theoretical perspectives can often converge in yielding similar results. While representing different traditions, all papers in this volume assume a necessity for the study of language to be paired with the study of cognition and for linguistics to develop more substantive links to other disciplines, thereby creating converging trends into the new century. The structure of this volume reflects this assumption along a cline of theoretical models and methodologies, starting from those that view language as part of cognition and ending with those that consider the language faculty to be distinct from general cognition. Thus the volume is divided into five parts: (I) relaxing level boundaries, (II) focusing on level interaction, (III) drawing on different theories, (IV) exploring field interaction, and (V) interdisciplinary perspectives on modularity. The volume is of particular relevance to scholars and students who are interested in an in-depth overview of 20th century linguistics outside/beyond the generative paradigm, and in exploring the development of 20th century legacy into current work.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistic Relativities

Author : John Leavitt
ISBN : 9781139494878
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 51.3 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 617
Read : 198

There are more than six thousand human languages, each one unique. For the last five hundred years, people have argued about how important language differences are. This book traces that history and shows how language differences have generally been treated either as of no importance or as all-important, depending on broader approaches taken to human life and knowledge. It was only in the twentieth century, in the work of Franz Boas and his students, that an attempt was made to engage seriously with the reality of language specificities. Since the 1950s, this work has been largely presented as yet another claim that language differences are all-important by cognitive scientists and philosophers who believe that such differences are of no importance. This book seeks to correct this misrepresentation and point to the new directions taken by the Boasians, directions now being recovered in the most recent work in psychology and linguistics.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Diversity And Thought

Author : John A. Lucy
ISBN : 0521387973
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 65.93 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 889
Read : 1286

An examination of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis on the relationship between grammar and thought.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Thinking Without Words

Author : José Luis Bermúdez
ISBN : 9780195341607
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 63.47 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 620
Read : 1074

First Oxford University Press pbk edition.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Metonymy In Language And Thought

Author : Klaus-Uwe Panther
ISBN : 9027223564
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 68.19 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 663
Read : 1316

Metonymy in Language and Thought gives a state-of-the-art account of metonymic research. The contributions have different disciplinary and theoretical backgrounds in linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology and literary studies. However, they share the assumption that metonymy is a cognitive phenomenon, a “figure of thought,” underlying much of our ordinary conceptualization that may be even more fundamental than metaphor. The use of metonymy in language is a reflection of this conceptual status. The framework within which metonymy is understood in this volume is that of scenes, frames, scenarios, domains or idealized cognitive models. The chapters are revised papers given at the Metonymy Workshop held in Hamburg, 1996.
Category: Psychology

Cartesian Linguistics

Author : Noam Chomsky
ISBN : 9780521881760
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 29.42 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 874
Read : 207

Tracing the development of linguistic theory from Descartes to Wilhelm von Humboldt, Chomsky's book is one of the most original and profound studies of language and mind ever written. This third edition includes a new and specially written introduction by James McGilvray, contextualising the work for the twenty-first century.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Exploring Linguistic Science

Author : Allison Burkette
ISBN : 9781108424806
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 76.27 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 525
Read : 1048

Introduces students to the scientific study of language, using the basic principles of complexity theory.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Landmarks In Linguistic Thought Ii

Author : John Earl Joseph
ISBN : 0415063965
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 57.30 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 256
Read : 974

Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II introduces the major issues and themes that have determined the development of Western thinking about language, meaning and communication in the twentieth century. Each chapter contains an extract from a 'landmark' text followed by a commentary, which places the ideas in their social and intellectual context. The book is written in an accessible and non-technical manner. The book summarizes the contribution of the key thinkers who have shaped modern linguistics: Austin, Chomsky, Derrida, Firth, Goffman, Harris, Jakobson, Labov, Orwell, Sapir, Whorf and Wittgenstein. This second volume follows on from Landmarks in Linguistic Thought I, which introduces the key thinkers up to the twentieth century. The series is ideal for anyone with an interest in the history of linguistics or of ideas.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines