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Title: Reviewing Linguistic Thought
Subtitle: Converging Trends for the 21st Century
Edited By: Sophia S. A. Marmaridou
Kiki Nikiforidou
Eleni Antonopoulou
Angeliki Salamoura
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110183641-1&l=E
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 161
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Pragmatics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Cognitive Science
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern
Spanish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110183641
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xii, 430
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