Philosophy for Linguists: An Introduction

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 192 pages
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Philosophy for Linguists provides students with a clear, concise introduction to the main topics in the philosophy of language. Focusing on what students of linguistics need to know and how philosophy relates to modern linguistics, the book is structured around key branches of the field: semantics, pragmatics, and language acquisition. Assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy, Siobhan Chapman traces the history and development of ideas in the philosophy of language and outlines the contributions of specific philosophers. The book is highly accessible and student-oriented and includes: a general introduction and introductions to each chapter numerous examples and quotations comprehensive suggestions for further reading an extensive glossary of linguistic terms.
 

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Contents

Classical philosophy
14
Words and things in linguistics
36
Entailment and presupposition
55
Truth and reality
72
Speakers and hearers
106
Language and mind
144
The Innateness Hypothesis
158
Empiricist and mentalist linguistics
167
Glossary
173
Notes
179
Index
190
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