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Philosophy of language books

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Of Reality The Purposes of Philosophy by Gianni Vattimo Of Reality The Purposes of Philosophy

Drawing on Nietzsche and Heidegger, Vattimo develops in this volume a philosophy to combat the newest enemy of freedom and democracy: complacency toward reality. It is no accident, Vattimo argues, that the call to embrace reality has emerged at a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing Encounters with the Mysteries & Meanings of Language by Daniel Tammet Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing Encounters with the Mysteries & Meanings of Language

From the bestselling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers, a delightful and eclectic exploration of language, and what it can teach us about ourselves and our lives.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing Encounters with the Mysteries & Meanings of Language by Daniel Tammet Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing Encounters with the Mysteries & Meanings of Language

From the bestselling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers, a delightful and eclectic exploration of language, and what it can teach us about ourselves and our lives.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology by Jacques (Professor of Linguistics, University of Toulouse-Le Mirail) Durand The Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology
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This handbook presents the first systematic account of corpus phonology - the employment of corpora for studying speakers' and listeners' acquisition and knowledge of the sound system of their native languages and the principles underlying those systems.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Linguistics and Aphasia Psycholinguistic and Pragmatic Aspects of Intervention by Ruth Lesser Linguistics and Aphasia Psycholinguistic and Pragmatic Aspects of Intervention

Linguistics and Aphasia is a major study of recent developments in applying psycholinguistics and pragmatics to the study of acquired language disorders (aphasia) and their remediation. Psycholinguistic analyses of aphasia interpret disorders in terms of damaged modules and processes within...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Philosophical Investigations by Michael O'Sullivan Philosophical Investigations

In Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein presents a radical approach to the philosophy of language and the mind, setting out a startlingly fresh conception of philosophy itself. Wittgenstein begins from the insight that most philosophical problems trace back to incorrect assumptions...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2017

Language Isolates by Lyle Campbell Language Isolates

Language Isolates explores this fascinating group of languages that surprisingly comprise a third of the world's languages. Individual chapters written by experts on these languages examine the world's major language isolates and language isolates by geographic regions, with up-to-date descriptions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/07/2017

The Inner Voice in Gadamer's Hermeneutics Mediating Between Modes of Cognition in the Humanities and Sciences by Andrew Fuyarchuk The Inner Voice in Gadamer's Hermeneutics Mediating Between Modes of Cognition in the Humanities and Sciences

This book addresses the alleged divide between the humanities and sciences. Rather than bridging the divide from the side of the sciences and phenomenology, Andrew Fuyarchuk proposes to close the distance with Gadamer's hermeneutics, liberating the inner word from the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017

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The Messages We Send Social Signals and Storytelling by G. R. F. (University of California, Berkeley, Melpomene Professor of Classics) Ferrari The Messages We Send Social Signals and Storytelling
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G. R. F. Ferrari offers a new framework for understanding ways in which we communicate with each other. He explores the idea of intimations : social interactions that approach outright communication but do not quite reach it. He considers poetry,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

The Good Citizen's Alphabet by Bertrand Russell The Good Citizen's Alphabet

`E: Erroneous: Capable of being proved true'; `J: Jolly: The downfall of our enemies'; `M: Mystery: What I understand and you don't' . . . Enter the delightful, satirical world of the Good Citizen, according to one of the best-known...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Finding One's Way Through Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations New Essays on 1-88 by Emmanuel Bermon Finding One's Way Through Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations New Essays on 1-88

This volume sheds a new light on Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein's master opus, by taking a new approach to its first stretch (sections 1-88), with special emphasis on its atypical opening.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Language, Mind and Body A Conceptual History by John E. (University of Edinburgh) Joseph Language, Mind and Body A Conceptual History

Where is language? Centuries of efforts to 'incorporate' language lie behind current concepts of extended mind and embodied cognition. This book examines this question.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Metanoia A Speculative Ontology of Language, Thinking, and the Brain by Armen (Free University Berlin, Germany) Avanessian, Anke (Free University Berlin, Germany) Hennig Metanoia A Speculative Ontology of Language, Thinking, and the Brain
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Fusing speculative realism, analytical and linguistic philosophy this book theorises the fundamental impact the experience of reading has on us. In reading, language provides us with a world and meaning becomes perceptible. We can connect with another subjectivity, another place,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Literature and Psychoanalysis: Open Questions Paragraph Volume 40, Issue 3 by Elissa Marder Literature and Psychoanalysis: Open Questions Paragraph Volume 40, Issue 3

Inspired by Shoshana Felman s 1977 volume, Literature and Psychoanalysis: The Question of Reading (Otherwise )
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

What is this thing called Philosophy of Language? by Gary Kemp What is this thing called Philosophy of Language?


Format: Paperback - Released: 12/12/2017

What is this thing called Philosophy of Language? by Gary Kemp What is this thing called Philosophy of Language?


Format: Hardback - Released: 12/12/2017

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The Pragmeme of Accommodation: The Case of Interaction around the Event of Death by Vahid Parvaresh The Pragmeme of Accommodation: The Case of Interaction around the Event of Death

This volume brings together a wide array of papers which explore, among other things, to what extent languages and cultures are variable with respect to the interactions around the event of death. Motivated by J. L. Mey's idea of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/06/2017

Critical Humanist Perspectives The Integrational Turn in Philosophy of Language and Communication by Adrian Pable Critical Humanist Perspectives The Integrational Turn in Philosophy of Language and Communication

The present book is a collection of scholarly reflections on the theme of humanism from an integrational linguistic perspective. It studies humanist thought in relation to the philosophy of language and communication underpinning it and considers the question whether being...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2017

Biolinguistics by Anna Maria Di Sciullo Biolinguistics

Biolinguistics, the study of the relation between humans' biology and the properties of the Language Faculty, is an emergent and lively field, and is central to linguistics. It gives rise to lively debates on the origin of language, and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2017

The Truth About Language What it is and Where it Came from by Michael C. Corballis The Truth About Language What it is and Where it Came from

Evolutionary science has long viewed language as, basically, a fortunate accident a crossing of wires that happened to be extraordinarily useful, setting humans apart from other animals and onto a trajectory that would see their brains (and the products of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/05/2017

Reference and Structure in the Philosophy of Language A Defense of the Russellian Orthodoxy by Arthur (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada) Sullivan Reference and Structure in the Philosophy of Language A Defense of the Russellian Orthodoxy
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This volume investigates the precise contours of the connections between two foundational concepts: reference (the means of semantically expressing singular or object-dependent information) and structure (the having or lacking of meaningful sub-parts). Sullivan shows that the notion of structure, properly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/04/2017

Following Searle on Twitter How Words Create Digital Institutions by Adam Hodgkin Following Searle on Twitter How Words Create Digital Institutions

Twitter allows us to build communities, track celebrities, raise our social profile, and promote a personal brand. Adam Hodgkin thinks Twitter is much more than a mere social media tool it is a terrain ripe for a conceptual and theoretical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/04/2017

The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Typology by Alexandra Y. (James Cook University, North Queensland) Aikhenvald The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Typology
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A state-of-the-art view of present-day linguistic typology, focussing on universal tendencies across the world's languages and variation within individual categories.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/03/2017

Metaphor and Metaphilosophy Philosophy as Combat, Play, and Aesthetic Experience by Sarah A. Mattice Metaphor and Metaphilosophy Philosophy as Combat, Play, and Aesthetic Experience

Sarah A. Mattice develops a comparative intervention in contemporary metaphilosophy. Drawing on resources from hermeneutics, cognitive linguistics, aesthetics, and Chinese philosophy, she explores how philosophical language is deeply intertwined with the definition and practice of the discipline.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/03/2017

Communicating in Chinese: Reading and Writing - Student's Book for Reading and Writing by Cynthia Y. Ning Communicating in Chinese: Reading and Writing - Student's Book for Reading and Writing


Format: Paperback - Released: 22/03/2017

No One's Ways An Essay on Infinite Naming by Daniel Heller-Roazen No One's Ways An Essay on Infinite Naming

Homer recounts how, trapped inside a monster's cave, with nothing but his wits to call upon, Ulysses once saved himself by twisting his name. He called himself Outis: No One, or Non-One, No Man, or Non-Man. The ploy was a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/03/2017

Objects and Modalities A Study in the Semantics of Modal Logic by Tero Tulenheimo Objects and Modalities A Study in the Semantics of Modal Logic

This book develops a novel generalization of possible world semantics, called 'world line semantics', which recognizes worlds and links between world-bound objects (world lines) as mutually independent aspects of modal semantics. Addressing a wide range of questions vital for contemporary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/03/2017

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