LINGUIST List 29.3386

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Books: Essays on Linguistic Realism: Behme, Neef (eds.)

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Date: 20-Aug-2018
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Essays on Linguistic Realism: Behme, Neef (eds.)
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Title: Essays on Linguistic Realism
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 196
Published: 2018
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.196

Editor: Christina Behme
Editor: Martin Neef
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263940 Pages: 316 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263940 Pages: 316 Price: U.K. £ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263940 Pages: 316 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200921 Pages: 316 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200921 Pages: 316 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200921 Pages: 316 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This book contains new articles by leading philosophers and linguists discussing a promising philosophical framework distinct from currently dominant ones: Linguistic Realism. As opposed to Nominalism and Chomskyian Conceptualism, this approach distinguishes between use of language, knowledge of language, and language as such. The latter is conceived as part of the realm of abstract objects. The authors show how adopting Linguistic Realism overcomes entrenched problems with other frameworks and suggest that Linguistic Realism will best serve those interested in formal linguistics, the cognitive dimension of natural language, and linguistic philosophy. The essays offer different perspectives on Linguistic Realism, either supporting this paradigm or taking it as a starting point for developing modified conceptions of linguistics and for further tying linguistics to the kind of formal theories of sensory cognition that were pioneered in visual perception by David Marr—whose work is predicated on exactly the object/knowledge distinction made by Linguistic Realists.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng)

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