Language And Empiricism - After The Vienna Circle: After the Vienna Circle by S. ChapmanLanguage And Empiricism - After The Vienna Circle: After the Vienna Circle by S. Chapman

Language And Empiricism - After The Vienna Circle: After the Vienna Circle

byS. Chapman

Hardcover | April 17, 2008

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The author offers a new assessment of the influence of the Vienna Circle on language study, and considers its relevance to the debate in present-day linguistics about the relative merits of 'intuitive' and 'real life' sources of data.
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 includePhilosophy for Linguistics;Paul Grice, Philosopher and Linguist;Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of LanguageandThinking About Language.
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Title:Language And Empiricism - After The Vienna Circle: After the Vienna CircleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:191 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.5 inPublished:April 17, 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