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Discourse, Structure and Linguistic Choice


Discourse, Structure and Linguistic Choice

The Theory and Applications of Molecular Sememics
Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy, Band 101

von: T. Price Caldwell, Oliver Cresswell, Robert J. Stainton

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Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 19.06.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319754413
Sprache: englisch

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This volume presents eight papers and a draft monograph by T. Price Caldwell on topics in linguistics, semiotics and philosophy of language.

From the beginning of his professional career onwards, Caldwell wrote short fiction and poetry, and he taught English literature. The relevance to these of philosophy of language, semiotics and certain areas of linguistics increasingly caught his interest. This book presents the fruits of this later work.

Of the papers included here, two are abstract and theoretical, focusing on linguistic methodology and Caldwell’s overarching views on the nature of meaning-in-context. His position here, which he called Molecular Sememics, echoes early Structuralism and Functionalism, but addresses shortfalls in each. Two other papers apply the method and theory to topics within semantics and pragmatics, including especially the structuring of discourse. The remaining four papers connect Caldwell’s theoretical insights to his life-long interests in fiction and pedagogy.

The monograph – which Caldwell was left unfinished due to illness – aims to present as a single intellectual package the theory and the applications.
Acknowledgements.- Foreword by Peter Shillingsburg.- Introduction by Robert J. Stainton.- I. THE THEORY.- The Epistemologies of Linguistic Science: Reassessing Structuralism, Redefining the Sememe (2006).- Molecular Sememics: Toward a Model of Ordinary Language (1989).- Whorf, Orwell, and Mentalese (The Molecular Sememe: Some Implications for Semantics) (2004).- The Coerciveness of Discourse (2007).-Molecular Sememics (Unfinished Book Manuscript).- Section One: The Molecular Sememe.- Section Two: History and Method.- Section Three: Tactics and Assumptions.- Section Four: Qualities of the Sememe.- Section Five: Teleological Structures.- II. THE APPLICATIONS.- Molecular Sememe: A Model for Literary Interpretation (2000).- The Rhetoric of Plain Fact – Stevens’ “No Possom, No Sop, No Taters” (1995).- American Shoot-Out: Hemingway vs. Richard Ford (2001).- What I have Learned about English from Being in Japan.- (Or: Why can’t Japanese Students of English manage “a”, “an” and “the”?) (2010)
This volume presents eight papers and a draft monograph by T. Price Caldwell on topics in linguistics, semiotics and philosophy of language.

From the beginning of his professional career onwards, Caldwell wrote short fiction and poetry, and he taught English literature. The relevance to these of philosophy of language, semiotics and certain areas of linguistics increasingly caught his interest. This book presents the fruits of this later work.

Of the papers included here, two are abstract and theoretical, focusing on linguistic methodology and Caldwell’s overarching views on the nature of meaning-in-context. His position here, which he called Molecular Sememics, echoes early Structuralism and Functionalism, but addresses shortfalls in each. Two other papers apply the method and theory to topics within semantics and pragmatics, including especially the structuring of discourse. The remaining four papers connect Caldwell’s theoretical insights to his life-long interests in fiction and pedagogy.

The monograph – which Caldwell was left unfinished due to illness – aims to present as a single intellectual package the theory and the applications.
Presents an extremely original approach to linguistic meaning and thought-provoking perspectives on language  Directly applies this highly original approach to works in literature and to pedagogy  Is written in an engaging and accessible prose style

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