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Logic and Linguistics in the Twentieth Century

Alessandro Lenci and Gabriel Sandu

in The Development of Modern Logic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195137316
eISBN:
9780199867912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137316.003.0045
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter begins with a discussion of the three phases of the interaction between logic and linguistics on the nature of universal grammar. It then attempts to reconstruct the dynamics and ... More


Why Simpler Syntax?

Peter W. Culicover and Ray Jackendoff

in Simpler Syntax

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271092
eISBN:
9780191709418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271092.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the simpler syntax hypothesis (SSH). It argues that given some phenomenon that has provided putative evidence for elaborate syntactic structure, there exists ... More


Literary and Linguistic Theories in Eighteenth-Century France: From Nuances to Impertinence

Edward Nye

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160120
eISBN:
9780191673788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160120.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Linguistic’ theories in the 18th century are also theories of literature and art, and it is probably better, therefore, to think of them as ‘aesthetic’ theories. As such, they are answers to the ... More


Competence

Edward Stein

in Without Good Reason: The Rationality Debate in Philosophy and Cognitive Science

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198237730
eISBN:
9780191679520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198237730.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

A language is an abstract system that relates signals to meanings. Linguistics is the study of human languages. As characterized by contemporary linguists working in the paradigm of cognitive ... More


Meaning in Law: A Theory of Speech

Charles W. Collier

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388978
eISBN:
9780199855421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388978.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Despite widespread admiration for the First Amendment's protection of speech, this iconic feature of American legal thought has never been adequately theorized. Existing theories of speech proceed on ... More


Data, Intuitions, Judgments

Peter Ludlow

in The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199258536
eISBN:
9780191725432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258536.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This chapter takes on the topic of the role of data within linguistic theory and in particular the controversial role of so-called linguistic intuitions or judgments. It is argued that linguistic ... More


Introduction

Edward Nye

in Literary and Linguistic Theories in Eighteenth-Century France: From Nuances to Impertinence

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160120
eISBN:
9780191673788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160120.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the difficulty in defining the idea of imitation. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to present the ideas of thinkers who ... More


Introduction: Knowledge Ascriptions: Their Semantics, Cognitive Bases, and Social Functions

Jessica Brown and Mikkel Gerken

in Knowledge Ascriptions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693702
eISBN:
9780191741265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book brings together a number of diverse strands of contemporary research that have focused on knowledge ascriptions. One such strand is the ‘linguistic turn’ according to which knowledge ... More


Adamantios Korais as language reformer

Peter Mackridge

in Language and National Identity in Greece, 1766-1976

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214426
eISBN:
9780191706721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214426.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter discusses the linguistic theory and practice of the chief proponent of language reform at the time, Adamantios Korais (1748-1833). The origins of Korais' linguistic theory are traced to ... More


Rules, Constraints, and Phonological Phenomena

Bert Vaux and Andrew Nevins (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226511
eISBN:
9780191710193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226511.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book contains new work by prominent phonologists and it goes to the heart of current debates in phonological and linguistic theory: should the explanation of phonological variety be constraint ... More


 The Names of God in the Beit El Kavvanot

Pinchas Giller

in Shalom Shar'abi and the Kabbalists of Beit El

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328806
eISBN:
9780199870196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328806.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Sharʾabi's principal innovation in the development of his prayer intentions was to utilize a particular composition in the Lurianic canon, the “Gate of Names” which recast the entire kabbalistic ... More


Syntax

Aniruddh D. Patel

in Music, Language, and the Brain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195123753
eISBN:
9780199848034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123753.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Research by Leonard Bernstein published as The Unanswered Question in 1976 was embraced since it incorporated Noam Chomsky's ideas regarding generative linguistic theory with musical meaning and ... More


Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Ronald Langacker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Cognitive Grammar is a radical alternative to the formalist theories that have dominated linguistic theory during the last half century. Instead of an objectivist semantics based on truth conditions ... More


Language Universals and Usage-Based Theory

Joan Bybee

in Language Universals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195305432
eISBN:
9780199866953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305432.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter discusses the usage-based theory of language. It argues that from this perspective there are very few synchronic universals in the sense of features that can be found in all languages. ... More


Introduction

Alan C. L. Yu

in A Natural History of Infixation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279388
eISBN:
9780191707346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279388.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the meaning of the term ‘infixation’. It then explains the purpose of the book, which is to provide an overview and synthesis of the ... More


Weak Syntax

Sergey Avrutin

in Broca's Region

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195177640
eISBN:
9780199864799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177640.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter outlines a new approach to the investigation of aphasics' linguistic errors. The model represents a further development of ideas outlined in Avrutin (1999). It shows that damage to ... More


Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume II: Morphological, Syntactic, and Typological Change

D. Gary Miller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199583430
eISBN:
9780191595288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583430.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book investigates a large range of changes and their motivations in all parts of the grammar and lexicon. The core argument is that, in the absence of a Grand Unification Theory in linguistics, ... More


New Grammar and New Theology

Brian Cummings

in The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187356
eISBN:
9780191674709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187356.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter offers an account of the theoretical context surrounding the problems. It also looks closely at Luther's alter ego, Erasmus. Before anyone had even heard of Luther, Erasmus had announced ... More


Language and the Learning Curve: A new theory of syntactic development

Anat Ninio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199299829
eISBN:
9780191584985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299829.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

Language development remains one of the most hotly debated topics in the cognitive sciences. In recent years, we have seen contributions to the debate from researchers in psychology, linguistics, ... More


The Minimalist Program

Noam Chomsky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262527347
eISBN:
9780262327282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527347.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

In his foundational book published in 1995, the author offered a significant contribution to the generative tradition in linguistics. This twentieth-anniversary edition reissues this classic work ... More


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