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Landmarks in Linguistic Thought Volume II : The Western Tradition in the Twentieth Century - John E. Joseph

Landmarks in Linguistic Thought Volume II

The Western Tradition in the Twentieth Century

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Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II introduces the major issues and themes that have determined the development of Western thinking about language, meaning and communication in the twentieth century.
Each chapter contains an extract from a 'landmark' text followed by a commentary, which places the ideas in their social and intellectual context. The book is written in an accessible and non-technical manner.
The book summarizes the contribution of the key thinkers who have shaped modern linguistics: Austin, Chomsky, Derrida, Firth, Goffman, Harris, Jakobson, Labov, Orwell, Sapir, Whorf and Wittgenstein.
This second volume follows on from Landmarks in Linguistic Thought I, which introduces the key thinkers up to the twentieth century.
The series is ideal for anyone with an interest in the history of linguistics or of ideas.

"Fills a long-standing need for an intellectually solid survey of thought about language that bridges the divide between language philosophy and linguistics. Should be required reading in virtually any academic course, graduate or undergraduate, that deals to any extent with language." -Paul Hopper, Carnegie Mellon University, USA "An ideal introduction to the whole gamut of current linguistic ideas...The ideal introduction for a beginner to the basic issues.." -Ashish Mehta, Jawaharlal Nehru University of India

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Sapir on language, culture and personalityp. 1
Jakobson and structuralismp. 17
Orwell on language and politicsp. 29
Whorf on language and thoughtp. 43
Firth on language and contextp. 57
Wittgenstein on grammatical investigationsp. 72
Austin on language as actionp. 91
Skinner on verbal behaviourp. 106
Chomsky on language as biologyp. 122
Labov on linguistic variationp. 140
Goffman on the communicating selfp. 155
Bruner on the child's passport into languagep. 171
Derrida on the linguistic sign and writingp. 188
Harris on linguistics without languagesp. 203
Kanzi on human languagep. 219
Suggestions for further readingp. 237
Bibliographyp. 248
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780415063975
ISBN-10: 0415063973
Series: Routledge History of Linguistic Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 31st May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1