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Pattern and process : a Whiteheadian perspective on linguistics

Author: Michael D Fortescue
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, PA : J. Benjamins Pub., ©2001.
Series: Human cognitive processing, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The purpose of the work is to apply Alfred North Whitehead's ideas - interpreted in a certain light - to problems concerning the nature of the "content" of language, problems which all schools of  Read more...

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Named Person: Alfred North Whitehead; Alfred North Whitehead; Alfred North Whitehead; Alfred North Whitehead
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Fortescue
ISBN: 1588110583 9781588110589 9027223580 9789027223586
OCLC Number: 46671238
Description: vii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Why Whitehead? 1.1. Breaching the divide in linguistics today. 1.2. A cognitive interpretation of Whitehead's 'philosophy of organism'. 1.3. Complementarity --
Ch. 2. A Whiteheadian approach to natural dialogue. 2.1. Speech acts and intentions in a world in process. 2.2. Twenty Questions revisited. 2.3. Inference as suspended judgment --
Ch. 3. The language system: Language as systematized expression. 3.1. The nature and deployment of the linguistic sign. 3.2. Embodied rules --
Ch. 4. The content side of language. 4.1. Propositions and presuppositions. 4.2. Categories, prototypes and metaphor. 4.3. The roots of meaning --
Ch. 5. Language processing and the mind/brain. 5.1. Cognitive assumptions.
Series Title: Human cognitive processing, v. 6.
Responsibility: Michael Fortescue.

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