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Language, Sense and Nonsense

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Theoretical linguistics, pioneered by Saussure and much influenced by Chomsky's ideas, lays claim to revolutionary insights into the nature of language and the mind. Philosophy of language, inspired by Frege, Wittgenstein, Carnap and Tarski, and developed by Davidson and Dummett, purports to reveal the hidden forms of thought and inference. The two disciplines agree that the mysteries of the "creativity of language" can only be resolved by constructing a theory of language. Scientific investigations now under way will allegedly make clear that a language is a highly complex system of rules which speakers tacitly know.

Language, Sense and Nonsense argues that these influential disciplines are the pseudosciences of the age, grounded in conceptual confusions and protected from ridicule only by a facade of scientific procedure and mathematical sophistication.

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Author(s):
BAKER, G P, and HACKER, P M S
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1989 reprint
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0631146571
Number of pages:
397
Publisher:
Oxford: Basil Blackwell

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Theoretical linguistics, pioneered by Saussure and much influenced by Chomsky's ideas, lays claim to revolutionary insights into the nature of language and the mind. Philosophy of language, inspired by Frege, Wittgenstein, Carnap and Tarski, and developed by Davidson and Dummett, purports to reveal the hidden forms of thought and inference. The two disciplines agree that the mysteries of the "creativity of language" can only be resolved by constructing a theory of language. Scientific investigations now under way will allegedly make clear that a language is a highly complex system of rules which speakers tacitly know.

Language, Sense and Nonsense argues that these influential disciplines are the pseudosciences of the age, grounded in conceptual confusions and protected from ridicule only by a facade of scientific procedure and mathematical sophistication.

Author(s):
BAKER, G P, and HACKER, P M S
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1989 reprint
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0631146571
Number of pages:
397
Publisher:
Oxford: Basil Blackwell

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