Philosophy for Linguists: An Introduction

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Philosophy for Linguists provides students with a clear, concise introduction to the main topics in the philosophy of language. Focusing on what students of linguistics need to know and how philosophy relates to modern linguistics, the book is structured around key branches of the field: semantics, pragmatics, and language acquisition. Assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy, Siobhan Chapman traces the history and development of ideas in the philosophy of language and outlines the contributions of specific philosophers. The book is highly accessible and student-oriented and includes: a general introduction and introductions to each chapter numerous examples and quotations comprehensive suggestions for further reading an extensive glossary of linguistic terms.
 

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Overview
5
Propositions and logic
41
Truth and reality
72
Speakers and hearers
106
Language and mind
144
The Innateness Hypothesis
158
Empiricist and mentalist linguistics
167
Notes
173
References
184
Index
190
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