Philosophy for Linguists
By (author) Siobhan Chapman
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Philosophy for Linguists by Siobhan Chapman
Book DescriptionPhilosophy for Linguists provides students with a clear, concise introduction to the main topics in the philosophy of language. Focusing on what students of linguistics need to know and how philosophy relates to modern linguistics, the book is structured around key branches of the field: semantics, pragmatics, and language acquisition. Assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy, Siobhan Chapman traces the history and development of ideas in the philosophy of language and outlines the contributions of specific philosophers. The book is highly accessible and student-oriented and includes: a general introduction and introductions to each chapter numerous examples and quotations comprehensive suggestions for further reading an extensive glossary of linguistic terms.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415206587
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Siobhan Chapman
Pragmatic Literary Stylistics, Hardback (September 2014)
In considering the ways in which current theories of language in use and communicative processes are applied to the analysis, interpretation and definition of literary texts, this book sets an agenda for the future of pragmatic literary stylistics and provides a foundation for future research and debate.
Susan Stebbing and the Language of Common Sense, Hardback (March 2013)
This first book-length study of the work and life of L. Susan Stebbing relates the development of her thought to the philosophical, social and political background of her life. It also assesses Stebbing's contribution in the light of developments both in analytic philosophy and in linguistics in the decade since her death.
Pragmatics, Hardback (May 2011)
This student-friendly introduction to linguistic pragmatics explains all the major developments in core theoretical pragmatics and engages with the most recent debates in the field. Includes sections demonstrating how pragmatics can be applied to the study of literature, language acquisition and clinical linguistics.
Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language, Hardback (January 2009)» View all books by Siobhan Chapman
A single-volume reference work which offers an overview of some of the principal ideas about language that have been developed in linguistics and in the philosophy of language.
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