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Title: Linguistic Realities
Subtitle: An Autonomist Metatheory for the Generative Enterprise
Written By: Philip Carr
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 53
Description:

Can we reasonably speak of 'linguistic realities'? Do theoretical linguists
devise accounts of a reality which exists outside of their theories? In
this provocative and insightful study of the philosophy of linguistics, the
author first investigates the realist/instrumentalist debate in the
philosophy of science, and shows what relevance it has for the sort of
questions linguists might ask themselves about the nature of their
discipline. He proposes a realist philosophy of linguistics, which takes as
its starting point Popper's falsificationist philosophy of science, coupled
with his objective knowledge ontology. The automist methatheory he proposes
for generative linguistics holds, in contradistinction to Chomskyan
psychologism, that there are such realities, but that they are neither
Platonic, nor normative in nature. Rather, they belong properly to Popper's
category of objective knowledge. Linguistic Realities is a major
contribution to the philosophy and methodology of linguistics. Its
application of Popperian philosophy of science to the philosophy of
linguistics will arouse much debate among philosophers and linguists alike.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521108287
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