Paradigms for Language Theory and Other Essays
ISBN/ASIN: 9789048149308,9789401725316 | 1998 | English | pdf | 310/318 pages | 14.1 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Jaakko Hintikka (auth.) | Edition: 1
Several of the basic ideas of current language theory are subjected to critical scrutiny and found wanting, including the concept of scope, the hegemony of generative syntax, the Frege-Russell claim that verbs like `is' are ambiguous, and the assumptions underlying the so-called New Theory of Reference. In their stead, new constructive ideas are proposed.