The Language Connection: Philosophy and Linguistics

The Language Connection: Philosophy and Linguistics

by Roy Harris
     
 

Why have philosophers and linguists in the West always failed to agree about language? How can we use language to talk about language? Is the division between the disciplines of philosophy and linguistics artificial?

In this stimulating and controversial work, Roy Harris challenges the very roots of the disciplines of linguistics and philosophy as they currently

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Why have philosophers and linguists in the West always failed to agree about language? How can we use language to talk about language? Is the division between the disciplines of philosophy and linguistics artificial?

In this stimulating and controversial work, Roy Harris challenges the very roots of the disciplines of linguistics and philosophy as they currently stand. In doing so, he both provides a lucid introduction to the subject for the non-expert, and makes an original contribution to current debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855064980
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Bristol Introductions Series
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Roy Harris is Emeritus Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Oxford, UK.

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