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Knowledge and Language :  Volume I: From Orwell's Problem to Plato's Problem Volume II: Lexical and Conceptual Structure - E. Reuland

Knowledge and Language

Volume I: From Orwell's Problem to Plato's Problem Volume II: Lexical and Conceptual Structure

By: E. Reuland (Editor), Werner Abraham (Editor)

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Published: June 1993
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Volume I Studying the relation between knowledge and language, one may distinguish two different lines of inquiry, one focusing on language as a body of knowledge, the other on language as a vehicle of knowledge. Approaching language as a body of knowledge one faces questions concerning its structure, and the relation with other types of knowledge. One will ask, then, how language is acquired and to what extent the acquisition of language and the structure of the language faculty model relate to aspects of other cognitive capacities. If language is approached as a vehicle for knowledge, the question arises what enables linguistic entities to represent facts about the world? To what extent does this rely on conventional aspects of meanings? Is it possible for language, when used non-conventionally as in metaphors, to convey intersubjective knowledge? If so (and it does seem to be the case), one may wonder what makes this possible. This book investigates the role of conceptual structure in cognitive processes, exploring it from the perspectives of philosophy of language, linguistics, political philosophy, psychology, literary theory, aesthetics, and philosophy of science. Volume II

Volume I
Introduction
Reflections on Knowledge and Language
Mental Construction and Social Reality
Some Reflections on our Sceptical Crisis
The `Least Effort' Principle in Child Grammar: Choosing a Marked Parameter
The Emergence of Bound Variable Structures
Categories in the Parameters Perspective: Null Subjects and V-to-I
Linguistic Theory and Language Acquisition Facts: Reformulation, Maturation or Invariance of Binding Principles
Universal Grammar and Learnability Theory: The Case of Binding Domains and the `Subset Principle'
The Subset Principle is an Intensional Principle
Lexical Access and Speech Production
Index
Volume II
Introduction
Semantic Structures and Semantic Properties
The Combinatorial Structure of Thought: The Family of Causative Concepts
Input Systems, Anaphora, Ellipsis, and Operator Binding
Conceptual Structure and its Relation to the Structure of Lexical Items
From Conceptual Structure to Syntax: Projecting from Resultatives
Obligatory Adjuncts and the Structure of Events
Stage and Adjunct Predicates
Middle Constructions
Index
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ISBN: 9780792317906
ISBN-10: 0792317904
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: June 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59