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From Whorf to Montague : explorations in the theory of language

Author: Pieter A M Seuren
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book explores the relations between language, the world, the minds of individual speakers, and the collective minds of particular language communities. Pieter Seuren examines the status of abstract rule systems underlying speech and considers how much computational power may be attributed to the human mind. The book opens with chapters on the social reality of language, the ancient question of the primacy of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pieter A M Seuren
ISBN: 9780199682195 0199682194
OCLC Number: 837146463
Description: xviii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. The settling of a language --
2. The Whorf hypothesis --
3. Relativism or a universal theory? --
4. What does language have to do with logic and mathematics? --
5. A test bed for grammatical theories --
6. The Chomsky hierarchy in perpsective --
7. Reflexivity and identity in language and cognition --
8. The generalized logic hierarchy and its cognitive implications --
9. The intensionalization of extensions.
Other Titles: Explorations in the theory of language
Responsibility: Pieter A.M. Seuren.
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