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Title: Axiomatic Functionalism: Theory and Application
Edited By: Ales Bican
Paul Rastall
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431033
Description:

Axiomatic functionalism is a highly distinctive and challenging approach in
the European functionalist tradition, which has been developed over the last
50 years. It emphasises clarity and accuracy of theory and methods with
philosophical awareness for the analysis of languages. Axiomatic
Functionalism is even more relevant at a time when functionalism is widely
adopted and speculative universalism is being refuted. This book gives a
clear orientation in the Axiomatic Functionalist approach with a new
introduction, recent previously unpublished work, the latest version of the
theory, a reference bibliography, key previously published articles, and an
assessment of the contribution of Axiomatic Functionalism. The book covers
the key areas of theory, methods, grammar, phonology, and semantics. It
provides clear perspectives on a wide range of fundamental and current
issues in linguistics.

Contents: Ales Bican/Paul Rastall: Axiomatic Functionalism - History,
philosophy and contributions to the approach - Jan W. F. Mulder: How real
are linguistic entities? - Jan W. F. Mulder: Effective methodology and
effective phonological description - Ales Bican: Distributional unit: Hypothesis
and testing - Jan W. F. Mulder: An unorthodox view of the English verbal
system - Paul Rastall: Realisational sequences in grammar - Sheena
Gardner/Sándor G. J. Hervey: Structural sentence types - Sándor G. J.
Hervey: Sentences and linguistic data - Sándor G. J. Hervey: Notions in the
manipulation of non-denotational meaning in speech - Jan W. F. Mulder:
Axiomatic Functionalism and reflections on key questions in linguistics - Paul
Rastall: «Theory» in linguistics - Strengths and weaknesses in Axiomatic
Functionalism - Jan W. F. Mulder/Sándor G. J. Hervey: Postulates for
Axiomatic Functionalism - Ales Bican: Bibliography of Axiomatic
Functionalism (Compiled by Ales Bican).

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Phonetics
Syntax
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034310338
Pages: 322
Prices: U.K. £ 59.00
Europe EURO 66.10
U.S. $ 92.95