Contact Linguistics and Language Minorities

This way it should be possible to explain in more detail why language , while it generally figures as a main object of inter - ethnic conflict and struggle , is not per se to be seen as the primary source of the conflict .

Author: Jeroen Darquennes


ISBN: STANFORD:36105124283636

Category: Language and languages

Page: 189

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The Fortnightly Review

This is the relation between language , religion , and nationality , or the action of language on religion , and of religion , even more than of language , on nationality . He starts from Schelling's dictum that a people , an ethnos ...



ISBN: ONB:+Z256803308


Page: 834

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In the Shadow of Phenomenology

That is why consciousness is never subordinated to any empirical language, why languages can be translated and learned, and finally, why language is not an attribute of external origin, in the sociologist's sense.

Author: Stephen H. Watson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441116659

Category: Philosophy

Page: 190

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty is widely known for his emphasis on embodied perceptual experience. This emphasis initially relied heavily on the positive results of Gestalt psychology in addressing issues in philosophical psychology and philosophy of mind from a phenomenological standpoint. Eventually he transformed this account in light of his investigations in linguistics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of history and institutions. Far less work has been done in addressing his evolving conception of philosophy and how this account influenced more general philosophical issues in epistemology, accounts of rationality, or its status as theoretical discourse. Merleau-Ponty's own contributions to these issues and, in particular, the theoretical status of the phenomenological account that resulted, have provoked varying responses. On the one hand, some commentators have understood his work to be a regional application of Husserl's foundational account of phenomenology. On the other hand, some commentators have questioned whether, in the final analysis, Merleau-Ponty was a phenomenologist at all. In In the Shadow of Phenomenology, Stephen H. Watson offers an in depth analysis of these responses and the complications and development of Merleau-Ponty's position.

Frames of Understanding in Text and Discourse

What language is, what constitutes the language faculty, and according to what rules or principles linguistic utterances are produced (or understood) depends highly on how a speaker mentally processes, stores, and retrieves information.

Author: Alexander Ziem

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027269645

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 428

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How do words mean? What is the nature of meaning? How can we grasp a word’s meaning? The frame-semantic approach developed in this book offers some well-founded answers to such long-standing, but still controversial issues. Following Charles Fillmore’s definition of frames as both organizers of experience and tools for understanding, the monograph attempts to examine one of the most important concepts of Cognitive Linguistics in more detail. The point of departure is Fillmore’s conception of “frames of understanding” – an approach to (cognitive) semantics that Fillmore developed from 1975 to 1985. The envisaged Understanding Semantics (“U-Semantics”) is a semantic theory sui generis whose significance for linguistic research cannot be overestimated. In addition to its crucial role in the development of the theoretical foundations of U-semantics, corpus-based frame semantics can be applied fruitfully in the investigation of knowledge-building processes in text and discourse.

Why We Talk

The Evolutionary Origins of Language Jean-Louis Dessalles. on the promotion of a selective process in favour of language. Simply stated, no perfected larynx is going to induce speech in someone who has nothing to say or in whose ...

Author: Jean-Louis Dessalles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199276234

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Constant exchange of information is integral to our societies. The author explores how this came into being. Presenting language evolution as a natural history of conversation, he sheds light on the emergence of communication in the hominine congregations, as well as on the human nature.

Logic and Rhetoric

Is the ability to produce and use language the consequence of the shape of the human brain, or something else? Why do languages differ so widely — not only in vocabulary but in principles of structure? What causes the same language to ...

Author: James William Johnson


ISBN: UOM:39015010840737

Category: English language

Page: 577

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Introduction to the Science of Language

To speak of Chinese being “ without grammar , ” as Bopp does , or to describe the larger number of languages as inorganic or other than normal , like Schlegel and Pott , is simply self - contradictory .

Author: Archibald Henry Sayce


ISBN: OXFORD:600092865

Category: Comparative linguistics


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New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence

But the down-side of this model seems to be that although the time-averaged language shows the relevant vagueness properties, the beliefs and the rational behavior of agents at each time step do not. For instance, at a fixed time step ...

Author: Takashi Onoda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642256554

Category: Computers

Page: 342

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of four workshops held as satellite events of the JSAI International Symposia on Artificial Intelligence 2010, in Tokyo, Japan, in November 2010. The 28 revised full papers with four papers for the following four workshops presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 70 papers. The papers are organized in sections Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics (LENLS), Juris-Informatics (JURISIN), Advanced Methodologies for Bayesian Networks (AMBN), and Innovating Service Systems (ISS).

Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism

This is an exploration...not [of] a tradition to be learned, nor a consensus to be accepted, nor a set of meanings which, because it is 'our language', has a natural authority, but as a shaping and reshaping in real circumstances and ...

Author: Jacques Bidet

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047423607

Category: Political Science

Page: 832

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International and interdisciplinary in range and scope, the Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism provides a thorough and precise panorama of recent developments in Marxist theory in the US, Europe and beyond.

I refer to variability in language ability. Users of language, people, do vary considerably in their control of particular language forms. Despite theoretical and methodological problems, most would agree that some use language better, ...



ISBN: UCAL:B4491009

Category: Korean language

Page: 942

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