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By Olga Mišeska Tomić, Milorad Radovanović

All the contributions during this quantity expresses in a roundabout way the wish that it truly is attainable to accomplish an integrity of linguistics, understood as a technology of guy, in its mental, sociological, pragmatic and cultural context. the 1st part makes a speciality of the heritage of language research, the second one part at the integrative description of aspects of language, and the final part at the desire for the research of language in context.

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The others which share that system (cf. Saussure 1968). Approaches to the study of language thus abstract from its manifestations in sound and letter, abstraction meaning reduction to distinctive (vs. non-distinctive) features, to emic (vs. g. anthropology. Various structuralist schools were to differ as to the degree of rigorousness. An extreme reduction characterizes the Yale school around Leonard Bloomfield (1887–1949). It goes towards sheer distributionalism of forms — at the cost of the axes between language and thought, language and action, and thought and action (cf.

The others which share that system (cf. Saussure 1968). Approaches to the study of language thus abstract from its manifestations in sound and letter, abstraction meaning reduction to distinctive (vs. non-distinctive) features, to emic (vs. g. anthropology. Various structuralist schools were to differ as to the degree of rigorousness. An extreme reduction characterizes the Yale school around Leonard Bloomfield (1887–1949). It goes towards sheer distributionalism of forms — at the cost of the axes between language and thought, language and action, and thought and action (cf.

15. We should bear in mind that present-day onomasiology and thesauruses are likewise based on logical classifications of reality. 16. For an institutional indication of this process cf. the foundation of AILA (1964) and the quickly ensuing foundations of its many national affiliates. 24 4. 1 Approaches Approaches to the study of language gained their shape within the encompassing philosophical controversy of empiricism vs. rationalism. The ground for the empiricist position was human knowledge emanating from sense perception (Bacon, Hume, Locke); for the rationalist position it was innate ideas (Descartes, Berkeley, Leibniz; cf.

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