LINGUIST List 31.3464

Tue Nov 10 2020

Books: Controversies and Interdisciplinarity: Allwood, Pombo, Renna, Scarafile (eds.)

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Date: 10-Nov-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Controversies and Interdisciplinarity: Allwood, Pombo, Renna, Scarafile (eds.)
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Title: Controversies and Interdisciplinarity
Subtitle: Beyond disciplinary fragmentation for a new knowledge model
Series Title: Controversies 16
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/cvs.16

Editor: Jens Allwood
Editor: Olga Pombo
Editor: Clara Renna
Editor: Giovanni Scarafile
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260758 Pages: 279 Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260758 Pages: 279 Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260758 Pages: 279 Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207548 Pages: 279 Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207548 Pages: 279 Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207548 Pages: 279 Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

Nowadays, the forms assumed by knowledge indicate an unhinging of traditional structures conceived on the model of discipline.

Consequently, what was once strictly disciplinary becomes interdisciplinary, what was homogeneous becomes heterogeneous and what was hierarchical becomes heterarchical.

When we look for a matrix of interdisciplinarity, that is to say, a primary basis or an essential dimension of all the complex phenomena we are surrounded by, we see the need to break with the disciplinary self-restraint in which, often completely inadvertently, many of us lock ourselves up, remaining anchored to our own competences, ignoring what goes beyond our own sphere of reference.

However, "interdisciplinarity" is still a vague concept and a much demanding practice. It presupposes the continuous search for convergent theoretical perspectives and methodologies, and the definition of common spaces and languages, as well as a true dialogical and open mind of several scholars.

From ethics to science, from communication to medicine, from climate change to human evolution the volume "Controversies and Interdisciplinarity" offers a series of original insights beyond disciplinary fragmentation for a new knowledge model.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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