Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language

Paperback | July 31, 2005

EditorSiobhan Chapman, Christopher Routledge

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This book is a unique and accessible reference guide to the work of eighty key figures who have played an important role in the development of ideas about language from antiquity to the twenty-first century. The entries are extensively cross referenced, allowing readers to trace influences,developments, and debates both in contemporary thinking and across time. Each entry concludes with suggestions for further reading of primary texts and secondary sources, encouraging readers to find out more about the particular key thinker and the impact of his or her ideas.

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This book is a unique and accessible reference guide to the work of eighty key figures who have played an important role in the development of ideas about language from antiquity to the twenty-first century. The entries are extensively cross referenced, allowing readers to trace influences,developments, and debates both in contemporary...

Siobhan Chapman is at University of Liverpool.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.59 inPublished:July 31, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceNotes on ContributorsAristotleArnauldAustinAyerBakhtinBarthesBenvenisteBerkeleyBernsteinBloomfieldBoasBoppBourdieuBrugmannCameronCarnapChomskyDavidsonDerridaDescartesDummettFirthFodorFregeGeachGoodmanGreenbergGreimasGriceGrimmHallidayHegelHjelmslevHockettHumboldtHumeHusserlJakobsonJonesKantKatzKripkeKristevaLabovLacanLeibnizLewisLockeMalinowskiMartinetMarxMillMilroyMontagueMooreMorrisPeircePiagetPikePlatoPopperPutnamQuineRamseyRaskRussellRyleSacksSapirSaussureSearleSinclairSkinnerStrawsonTannenTarskiTodorovTrubetzkoyWhorfWittgensteinIndex

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"On the whole, the volume is of good quality, a valuable endeavour for bringing together linguistics and the philosophy of language. ... I find the volume very useful, quite easy to consult and use in teaching and research, especially valuable for under and postgraduates and I really believethat it filled a gap when this was really needed."--Linguist List 17.188