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Language and meaning in the age of modernism : C.K. Ogden and his contemporaries

Author: James McElvenny
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the influential currents in the philosophy of language and linguistics of the first half of the twentieth century, from the perspective of the English scholar C. K. Ogden (1889 - 1957). It reveals links between early analytic philosophy, semiotics and linguistics in a crucial period of their respective histories.
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McElvenny, James.
Language and meaning in the age of modernism.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1030902866
Named Person: C K Ogden; C K Ogden
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James McElvenny
ISBN: 9781474425049 1474425046 9781474425056 1474425054
OCLC Number: 1037351840
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction --
2. Meaning of Meaning --
I. many functions of language --
II. Definition and the canons of symbolism --
III. Logical atomism and its allies --
IV. trigonometry of reference --
V. Signifies and sympathisers --
VI. Antagonism and synthesis --
VII. Philologists, psychologists and anthropologists --
3. Basic English --
I. Enlightenment and modernity --
II. Peace and progress --
III. common solution --
IV. Basic English and the common solution --
V. Panoptic conjugation --
VI. Grammatical reform --
VII. Bentham and beyond --
VIII. Totalitarianism and Newspeak --
4. Ogden and the Vienna Circle --
I. Viennese scene --
II. everyday versus metaphysics --
III. International picture language --
IV. Contact and collaboration --
V. Totalitarianism revisited --
5. Epilogue --
I. Linguistics --
II. Natural Semantic Metalanguage.
Responsibility: James McElvenny.

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