Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
From Grammar to Science: New Foundations for General Linguistics
Foyalty 318

From Grammar to Science: New Foundations for General Linguistics (Hardback)

£105.00
Usually despatched in 10+ days.

Synopsis

Although efforts have been under way for the past two centuries to treat language scientifically, linguists and others who work with language, speech, or communication have not found an adequate scientific foundation in current linguistic theory. Many of the difficulties are caused by longstanding confusions between the logical domain of science and grammar and the physical domain of sound waves and the people who speak and understand. In this book, therefore, the last impediments of tradition, the ancient semiotic-grammatical foundations of linguistics, are set aside. We move into the physical domain, where theories and hypotheses can be tested against observations of the physical reality. Here new foundations are laid that are fully consonant with modern science as practiced in physics, chemistry, and biology. On these foundations is built a structure of testable specific dynamic causal laws of communicative behavior that provides support for treating previously recalcitrant context-dependent semantic, pragmatic, interactive, rhetorical, and literary phenomena.

The central role of context in the foundations of the theory provides the insights of scientific lawfulness while still honoring the particularity of situations celebrated in the humanities.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLinguistics Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co Publication Date: 01/11/1996 ISBN-13: 9789027221612  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched in 10+ days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

More books by Victor H. Yngve

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

An Introduction to Applied Linguistics
(Paperback)
Norbert Schmitt; Michael Rodgers
 
 
£34.99
 
Critical Inquiries in the...
(Paperback)
Tyler Andrew Barrett; Sender Dovchin
 
 
£34.95
 
Critical Inquiries in the...
(Hardback)
Tyler Andrew Barrett; Sender Dovchin
 
 
£109.95
 
Perspectives on Language as Action
(Paperback)
Mari Haneda; Hossein Nassaji
 
 
£34.95
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close