Grammatical Theory and Metascience

A critical investigation into the methodological and philosophical foundations of 'autonomous' linguistics

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In this book, the author analyses the nature of the science of grammar. After presenting some methodological and historical background, he sets forth a theory of language and of grammar, showing that the science of grammar is not an empirical, but a normative science, comparable to logic and philosophy, characterized by the use of the method of explication.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 5]  1978.  x, 355 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
v
table of contents
vii
1. The idea of ‘Positivism’
1
2. The idea of ‘Hermeneutics’
20
3. 20-th century linguistic theories: A brief survey
55
4. Philosophical foundations of the concept of language
91
5. The concept of language
122
6. The basis of the nonempirical nature of grammar
155
7. The ineliminability of linguistic normativity
175
8. Language and grammar
192
9. The methodology of grammar
228
10. Grammar and logic
276
11. Grammar and philosophy
294
Conclusion
311
Notes
313
References
331
Index of authors
349
Index of terms
352
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  78313199