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A theory of linguistic signs

Author: Rudi Keller
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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Rudi Keller shows how signs emerge, function and develop in the permanent process of language change. He recombines thoughts and ideas from Plato to the present day, in order to create a theory of the meaning and evolution of icons and symbols.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Keller, Rudi.
Theory of linguistic signs.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607101988
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rudi Keller
ISBN: 0198237332 9780198237334 0198237952 9780198237952
OCLC Number: 40617385
Description: xiv, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Signs in Everyday Life ; PART I: TWO NOTIONS OF SIGNS ; 1. Plato's Instrumental Notion of Signs ; 2. Aristotle's Representational Notion of Signs ; 3. Frege's Representational Notion of Signs ; PART II: SEMANTICS AND COGNITION ; 5. Conceptual Realism versus Conceptual Relativism ; 6. Types of Concepts versus Types of Rules ; 7. Expression and Meaning ; PART III: SIGN EMERGENCE ; 8. Basic Techniques of Interpretation ; 9. Inferential Procedures ; 10. Arbitrariness versus Motivatedness ; PART IV: SIGN METAMORPHOSIS ; 11. Iconification and Symbolification ; 12. Metaphorization, Metonymization and Lexicalization ; 13. Literal and Metaphorical Sense ; 14. Rationality and Implicatures ; PART V: THE DIACHRONIC DIMENSION ; 15. Costs and Benefits of the Metaphoric Technique ; 16. The Metaphoric Use of Modal Verbs ; 17. The Epistemic Weil ; Summary
Other Titles: Zeichentheorie.
Responsibility: Rudi Keller ; translated by Kimberley Duenwald.
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Non-technical investigation of the history of language signs and of what philosophers, linguists, and others have had to say about them. Keller shows how signs emerge, function and develop in the  Read more...

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... the patient reader will find much to provoke thought and will lead, we expect, to the application of some of the material set out by Keller to more concrete problems. Cognitive Linguistics

 
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