Language and Empiricism: After the Vienna Circle

Hardcover | June 1, 2008

bySiobhan Chapman

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This book compares attitudes to empiricism in language study from mid-twentieth century philosophy of language and from present-day linguistics. It focuses on responses to the logical positivism of the Vienna Circle, particularly in the work of British philosopher J. L. Austin and the much less well-known work of Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess.

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This book compares attitudes to empiricism in language study from mid-twentieth century philosophy of language and from present-day linguistics. It focuses on responses to the logical positivism of the Vienna Circle, particularly in the work of British philosopher J. L. Austin and the much less well-known work of Norwegian philosopher ...

SIOBHAN CHAPMAN is Senior Lecturer in English Language at the University of Liverpool, UK. She has previously taught at the Universities of Newcastle and Kent. Her publications include Philosophy for Linguistics; Paul Grice, Philosopher and Linguist; Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language and Thinking About Language...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:191 pages, 8.48 × 5.82 × 0.63 inPublished:June 1, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230524761

ISBN - 13:9780230524767

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Table of Contents

Introduction * The Vienna Circle * Falsification and the Scientific Method * Holism * Ordinary Language Philosophy * Speech Acts and Implicatures * Oslo Philosophy * Interpretation and Preciseness * Empiricism in Linguistics * Bibliography * Index

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"Chapman provides a fascinating linguistic and philosophical account of the history of empiricism in the study of language from the Vienna Circle in the early 20th century to the present... Linguists will gain from Chapman's rigorous discussion of the philosopical underpinnings of linguistic theory amd methods... Highly recommended." —CHOICE