LINGUIST List 24.2491

Wed Jun 19 2013

Disc: Linguistic Hypostasis

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <>

Date: 19-Jun-2013
From: Jan Židek <>
Subject: Linguistic Hypostasis
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I am working on a paper on the linguistic hypostasis. From what I have seen so far, not many linguists use the term (outside Germany, at least) and those who do, do not seem to share a single idea of what it is.

My question is:

Is there really no consensus on this matter (even in Germany) and is the term really so obscure? Or am I just imagining it?

If there is a consensus, which work is the referential one? I have now three in mind, but they do not seem to be referencing each other (and no text that actually cites one of these cites any other) which would mean that there are actually at least three different terms with intersected meanings.

Thank you.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

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