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Title: Language: Definition
Paper URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2019840
Author: Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay
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Homepage: https://independent.academia.edu/DebaprasadBandyopadhyay
Institution: Indian Statistical Institute
Linguistic Field: Discipline of Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Philosophy of Language
Abstract: It is dialogic representation on the epistemological status of 'Language' (L) rather than that of a direct definition of L per se. In this exposition, a Proposer (P), a strict structuralist is introducing definitions of L and the Opponent (O), a post-structuralist, is nullifying or refuting those truth-claims regarding L as thing-in-itself. Firstly, P introduced the etymological meaning of language and that was refuted by O by the way of his understanding the nature of Externalized Language (EL) and Internalized Language (IL). Secondly, O introduced an interface between psyche and society within the human corporeal to understand different shades of human linguistic creativity. Ultimately, after refuting different definitions of language, O introduced his/her own views on language. For O, language is that, which is perceived as 'language' by the speaking/hearing subject of a given community at the moment of speaking. O also introduced here the concept of "silenceme" within the ambit of something called "language". /L//L/Neologism: Psi-properties, Silenceme
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Milan, Italy
Publication Info: The Language of science. Polimetrica.(p. 88) Milan, Italy ISSN-1971-1352
URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2019840


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