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A semiotic theory of language

Author: Sebastian Shaumyan
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1987.
Series: Advances in semiotics.
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Taking issue with Transformational Grammar Theory, this title separates language from psychology, arguing that language occupies a different world, that of the semiotic.

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Shaumyan, Sebastian.
Semiotic theory of language.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1987
(DLC) 85046033
(OCoLC)13580568
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Shaumyan
ISBN: 0585037000 9780585037004
OCLC Number: 44959756
Notes: Includes indexes.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 352 pages) : illustrations.
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: I. The Aim and Structure of the Semiotic Theory of Language1. A Semiotic Definition of Language; 2. The Principle of Semiotic Relevance and Homonymy; 3. Saussure's Notion of the Sign; 4. Linguistics as a Part of Semiotics; 5. The Goals of Linguistic Theory and the Semiotic Basis of Abstraction; 6. Synchronic Linguistics and Diachronic Linguistics; 7. Language Variation; 8. The Semiotic versus Generativist Notion of LanguageII. Phonology1. The Phoeneme and Distinctive Features; 2. Physical and Functional Segmentation of the Speech Flow; 3. Further Problems of Functional Identity; 4. Distinctive Features and Experimental Phonetics; 5. Phonological Antinomies; 6. Some Misconceptions about the Phonological Antinomies; 7. Remarks on Bohr's Complementarity Principle and Dialectics; 8. An Illustration: How the Functional View of Speech Sounds Gave Birth to One of the Greatest Discoveries in the History of Linguistics; 9. Alternative Theories of the Phoneme and the Distinctive Features; 10. Phonological Syntagmatics; 11. On Generative PhonologyIII. Genotype Grammar1. Two Levels of Grammar: Genotype Grammar and Phenotype Grammar; 2. The Basic Notions of Genotype Grammar; 3. Constituency; 4. Dependency; 5. Constituency and Dependency as Complementary Notions; 6. The Structure of the Sentence; 7. Valence and Voice; 8. The Typology of Sentence Constructions; 9. The Paradox of Ergativity and Functional Superposition; 10. Some Implications of the Integrated Theory of Ergativity for Linguistic Typology; 11. An Informal Theory of Passivization; 12. Alternative Theories of Passivization; 13. The Formalism of Applicative Grammar; 14. A Comparison of Applicative Grammar and Montague Grammar; 15. A Comparison of Applicative Grammar and Generative-Transformational Grammar; 16. A Comparison of Applicative Grammar and Relational Grammar; 17. A Comparison of Applicative Grammar and the Lexical-Functional Grammar of Bresnan; 18. The Place of Applicative Grammar among Other Semiotic SystemsIV. Phenotype Grammar1. The Task of Phenotype Grammar; 2. The Word; 3. The Structure of the Word and Morphological Formatives; 4. Agglutination and Fusion; 5. Syntagmatic Formatives; 6. Concord and Government; 7. Linguistic Categories; 8. The Category of CaseV. Linguistic Methodology1. Empirical and Conceptual Problems in Linguistics; 2. The Analytical-Deductive Method and Imaginary Experiments; 3. The Special Role of Linguistic Anomalies; 4. The Complementarity Principle and the Centaur Concepts; 5. Static and Dynamic Meta-languages; 6. The Role of Anologies in the Semiotic Theory of Language; 7. The Use and Abuse of Mathematical Formalism; 8. The Notion of Semiotic Reality
Series Title: Advances in semiotics.
Responsibility: by Sebastian Shaumyan.

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"... one of the most significant books in the field of theoretical linguistics ... will become a classic ..." Adam Makkai, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle

 
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