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Philosophy of language books

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Metanoia A Speculative Ontology of Language, Thinking, and the Brain by Armen (Free University Berlin, Germany) Avanessian, Anke (Free University Berlin, Germany) Hennig, Levi R. (Professor o Bryant 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

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: 15/11/2017

Living Words Meaning Underdetermination and the Dynamic Lexicon by Peter (Northwestern University) Ludlow Living Words Meaning Underdetermination and the Dynamic Lexicon

Peter Ludlow shows how word meanings are much more dynamic than we might have supposed, and explores how they are modulated even during everyday conversation. The resulting view is radical, and has far-reaching consequences for our political and legal discourse,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

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

We think it is wise to accept reality, rather than fight for something that does not exist or might never be. But in Of Reality, Gianni Vattimo condemns this complacency, with its implicit support of the status quo. Instead he...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2017

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: 01/10/2017

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

Language and Being Heidegger's Linguistics by Duane (Liverpool Hope University, UK) Williams Language and Being Heidegger's Linguistics
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Martin Heidegger's radical and, for that, controversial reflections on language were not simply a passing interest in his thinking, but a fundamental, career-long concern arguably as significant to him as his study of being. This book traces the intimate connection...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Language and Reality by Vilem Flusser Language and Reality

In Language and Reality, originally published in Se3o Paulo, Brazil, in 1964, Vile9m Flusser continues his philosophical and theoretical exploration into language. He begins to postulate that language is not simply a map of the world but also the driving...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

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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

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: 30/11/2017

Commonsense Pluralism about Truth An Empirical Defence by Joseph Ulatowski Commonsense Pluralism about Truth An Empirical Defence

Truth is a pervasive feature of ordinary language, deserving of systematic study, and few theorists of truth have endeavoured to chronicle the tousled conceptual terrain forming the non-philosopher's ordinary view. In this book, the author recasts the philosophical treatment of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/12/2017

The Semantics and Pragmatics of Quotation by Paul Saka The Semantics and Pragmatics of Quotation

The chapters in this volume address a variety of issues surrounding quotation, such as whether it is a pragmatic or semantic phenomenon, what varieties of quotation exist, and what speech acts are involved in quoting. Quotation poses problems for many...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/12/2017

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

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

From Rules to Meanings New Essays on Inferentialism by Ondrej (Czech Academy of Sciences) Beran From Rules to Meanings New Essays on Inferentialism

Inferentialism is a philosophical approach premised on the claim that an item of language (or thought) acquires meaning (or content) in virtue of being embedded in an intricate set of social practices normatively governed by inferential rules. Inferentialism found its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/01/2018

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Philosophical Imagination and the Evolution of Modern Philosophy by James P Danaher Philosophical Imagination and the Evolution of Modern Philosophy


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

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: 07/09/2017

English Quasi-Numeral Classifiers A Corpus-Based Cognitive-Typological Study by Xu Zhang English Quasi-Numeral Classifiers A Corpus-Based Cognitive-Typological Study

As a corpus-based typological cognitive study of English binominal quantitative expressions based on English-Chinese comparison, the book discovers functional equivalents of Chinese numeral classifiers in English, i.e. `Quasi-Numeral Classifiers' (QNCs) and unveils the categorisation process reflected by five cases of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

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

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

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

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: 14/07/2017

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 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.
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

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