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Author Lamb, Sydney M.

Title Language and reality / Sydney Lamb ; edited by Jonathan Webster
Published London : Continuum, [2004]


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Description xix, 524 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Part I. The Road Less Traveled By -- 1. Linguistics to the Beat of a Different Drummer -- 2. On The Aims of Linguistics -- 3. Mary Haas: Lessons in and out of the Classroom -- 4. Translation and the Structure of Language -- Part II. The Structure of Language -- 5. Epilegomena to a Theory of Language -- 6. Lexicology and Semantics -- 7. Some Types of Ordering -- 8. Language as a Network of Relationships -- 9. Mutations and Relations -- 10. Descriptive Process -- 11. Using Language and Knowing How -- Part III. Neurocognitive Linguistics -- 12. Language as a Real Biological System -- 13. Neurocognitive Structure in the Interplay of Language and Thought -- 14. Interpreting Discourse -- 15. Learning Syntax: A Neurocognitive Approach -- 16. Dimensions of the Territory of Neurolinguistics -- 17. Questions of Evidence in Neurocognitive Linguistics -- 18. On the Perception of Speech -- Part IV. Language in the Real World -- 19. Linguistic Diversification and Extinction in North America -- 20. Language and Animals. -- 21. Long-Range Relationships -- 22. What is a Language? -- 23. Linguistics, Semiotics, and the Human Information System -- 24. Viewing Language Broadly -- 25. Re?examining the Family Tree Theory of Linguistic Classification -- 26. Objects of Study in Linguistics -- 27. Meaning in Language and Meaning in Music -- 28. Philosophical Differences and Cognitive Styles -- Glossary of Technical Terms>
Summary "Language and Reality presents selected writings of Professor Sydney Lamb, including five new works and several which have been re-worked for publication here. Professor Lamb's work in linguistics over the past four decades has been concerned with exposing illusions about language and with finding realities, including neurological realities, behind the linguistic abstractions that others have dwelt upon. His name is synonymous with certain landmarks in the development of linguistic theory, including stratificational grammar, relational network theory and more recently, neurocognitive linguistics. Although he is a leading figure in linguistic science, many of the papers included here are far from well-known, some of them having appeared in more obscure venues of publication and for the most part, unavailable to the wider linguistic community."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Author Webster, Jonathan, 1955-
LC no. 2003062656
ISBN 0826468209 :