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Refurbishing our foundations : elementary linguistics from an advanced point of view

Author: Charles Francis Hockett
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 1987.
Series: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series IV,, Current issues in linguistic theory ;, v. 56.
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This essay challenges several patterns of thinking common in twentieth-century linguistics. The most pervasive of these is our habit of looking at language from the point of view of the speaker. When we take, instead, that of the hearer, matters fall into place in a new way. In syntax, we are led to examine the evidence available to hearers for interpreting what they hear, and this reveals both the true nature and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hockett, Charles Francis.
Refurbishing our foundations.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 1987
(DLC) 87029961
(OCoLC)16900814
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Francis Hockett
ISBN: 9789027279040 9027279047
OCLC Number: 759862783
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 181 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: REFURBISHING OUR FOUNDATIONS ELEMENTARY LINGUISTICS FROM AN ADVANCED POINT OF VIEW; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; PREFACE; Table of contents; 0. INTRODUCTION; 0.1. Attitude.; 0.2. Angle of Approach.; 0.3. Prospectus.; 1. THE SHAPE OF SPEECH; 1.1. The Dimensions of Syntax.; 1.2. Order.; 1.3. Spacing.; 1.4. Direction; More Dimensions.; 1.5. Iconic and Arbitrary.; 1.6. Iconicity and Dimensionality.; 1.7. Iconicity in Language.; 1.8. The Proximity Principle.; 1.9. Tension.; 1.10. Multidimensional Language?; 1.11. Summary.; 2. HEARING UTTERANCES; 2.1. Depth Perception.
Series Title: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series IV,, Current issues in linguistic theory ;, v. 56.
Responsibility: C.F. Hockett.

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