Practical Theories and Empirical Practice

A linguistic perspective

Andrea C. Schalley | Griffith University, Brisbane
ISBN 9789027223944 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027272454 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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There is a perceived tension between empirical and theoretical approaches to the study of language. Many recent works in the discipline emphasise that linguistics is an ‘empirical science’. This volume argues for a nuanced view, highlighting that theory and practice necessarily and as a matter of fact complement each other in linguistic research. Its contributions – ranging from experimental studies in psychology via linguistic fieldwork and cross-linguistic comparisons to the application of formal and logical approaches to language – exemplify the mutual relationship between empirical and theoretical work. The volume illustrates how selected topics are addressed by different contributions and methodological stances. Topics include the cognitive grounding of language, social cognition and the construction of meaning in interaction, and, closely related, pragmatics from a typological perspective and beyond. Anyone interested in these topics and more generally in meta-theoretical considerations will find great value in this volume.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 40] 2012.  xi, 338 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Oswald, Steve
2023. The Pragmatics and Argumentation Interface. Languages 8:3  pp. 210 ff. DOI logo
Pensalfini, Rob, Diana Guillemin & Myfany Turpin
2014. Editors’ introduction. In Language Description Informed by Theory [Studies in Language Companion Series, 147],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Schalley, Andrea C., Simon Musgrave & Michael Haugh
2014. Accessing Phonetic Variation in Spoken Language Corpora through Non-standard Orthography. Australian Journal of Linguistics 34:1  pp. 139 ff. DOI logo

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CFD: Psycholinguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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