A semiotic theory of language

by Sebastian Shaumyan

Taking issue with Transformational Grammar Theory, which has dominated language study since Noam Chomsky introduced it more than 30 years ago, Shaumyan separates language from psychology, arguing that language occupies a different world, that of the semiotic.

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  • I. The Aim and Structure of the Semiotic Theory of Language1. A Semiotic Definition of Language
  • 2. The Principle of Semiotic Relevance and Homonymy
  • 3. Saussure's Notion of the Sign
  • 4. Linguistics as a Part of Semiotics
  • 5. The Goals of Linguistic Theory and the Semiotic Basis of Abstraction
  • 6. Synchronic Linguistics and Diachronic Linguistics
  • 7. Language Variation
  • 8. The Semiotic versus Generativist Notion of LanguageII. Phonology1. The Phoeneme and Distinctive Features
  • 2. Physical and Functional Segmentation of the Speech Flow
  • 3. Further Problems of Functional Identity
  • 4. Distinctive Features and Experimental Phonetics
  • 5. Phonological Antinomies
  • 6. Some Misconceptions about the Phonological Antinomies
  • 7. Remarks on Bohr's Complementarity Principle and Dialectics
  • 8. An Illustration: How the Functional View of Speech Sounds Gave Birth to One of the Greatest Discoveries in the History of Linguistics
  • 9. Alternative Theories of the Phoneme and the Distinctive Features
  • 10. Phonological Syntagmatics
  • 11. On Generative PhonologyIII. Genotype Grammar1. Two Levels of Grammar: Genotype Grammar and Phenotype Grammar
  • 2. The Basic Notions of Genotype Grammar
  • 3. Constituency
  • 4. Dependency
  • 5. Constituency and Dependency as Complementary Notions
  • 6. The Structure of the Sentence
  • 7. Valence and Voice
  • 8. The Typology of Sentence Constructions
  • 9. The Paradox of Ergativity and Functional Superposition
  • 10. Some Implications of the Integrated Theory of Ergativity for Linguistic Typology
  • 11. An Informal Theory of Passivization
  • 12. Alternative Theories of Passivization
  • 13. The Formalism of Applicative Grammar
  • 14. A Comparison of Applicative Grammar and Montague Grammar
  • 15. A Comparison of Applicative Grammar and Generative-Transformational Grammar
  • 16. A Comparison of Applicative Grammar and Relational Grammar
  • 17. A Comparison of Applicative Grammar and the Lexical-Functional Grammar of Bresnan
  • 18. The Place of Applicative Grammar among Other Semiotic SystemsIV. Phenotype Grammar1. The Task of Phenotype Grammar
  • 2. The Word
  • 3. The Structure of the Word and Morphological Formatives
  • 4. Agglutination and Fusion
  • 5. Syntagmatic Formatives
  • 6. Concord and Government
  • 7. Linguistic Categories
  • 8. The Category of CaseV. Linguistic Methodology1. Empirical and Conceptual Problems in Linguistics
  • 2. The Analytical-Deductive Method and Imaginary Experiments
  • 3. The Special Role of Linguistic Anomalies
  • 4. The Complementarity Principle and the Centaur Concepts
  • 5. Static and Dynamic Meta-languages
  • 6. The Role of Anologies in the Semiotic Theory of Language
  • 7. The Use and Abuse of Mathematical Formalism
  • 8. The Notion of Semiotic Reality

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書名 A semiotic theory of language
著作者等 Shaumyan, Sebastian
シリーズ名 Advances in semiotics
出版元 Indiana University Press
刊行年月 c1987
ページ数 xv, 352 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0253304725
NCID BA00901573
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国