Signs, Mind, and Reality

A theory of language as the folk model of the world

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The book presents a new science of semiotic linguistics. The goal of semiotic linguistics is to discover what characterizes language as an intermediary between the mind and reality so that language creates the picture of reality we perceive. The cornerstone of semiotic linguistics is the discovery and resolution of language antinomies ­-contradictions between two apparently reasonable principles or laws. Language antinomies constitute the essence of language, and hence must be studied from both linguistic and philosophical points of view. The basic language antinomy which underlies all other antinomies is the antinomy between meaning and information. Both generative and classical linguistic theories are unaware of the need to distinguish between meaning and information. By confounding these notions they are unable to discover language antinomies and confine their research to naturalistic description of superficial language phenomena rather than the quest for the essence of language.(Series A)
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 65]  2006.  xxvii, 315 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
1
1. The Science of Semiotic Linguistics
17
2. Language as a Phenomenon of the Social Mind
36
3. The Linguistic Sign
60
4. The Anomalies of Categorization and the Principle of Differences
73
5. Linguistic Structure
101
6. The Theory of Superposition
136
7. Methodological Interlude
167
8. The word and world Classes
207
9. Syntax as the Theory of Word Combinations
224
10. The Theory of the Sentence
241
11. Genotype Categorial Calculus
265
12. Semiotic Linguistics and Cognitve Grammar
272
Epilogue
278
References
283
List of Definitions
292
Index of Languages
294
Index of Names
295
Index of Terms
297
Subjects

Consciousness Research

Consciousness research
BIC Subject: JMT – States of consciousness
BISAC Subject: PSY020000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2006042712