The Evidential Basis of Linguistic Argumentation

| University of Debrecen, and MTA-DE Research Group for Theoretical Linguistics
| MTA-DE Research Group for Theoretical Linguistics
ISBN 9789027259189 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027270559 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
Currently, one of the methodological debates in linguistics focuses on the question of what kinds of data are allowed in different linguistic theories and what subtypes of data can work as evidence for or against particular hypotheses. The first part of the volume puts forward a methodological framework called the ‘p-model’ that is expected to account for the data/evidence problem in linguistics. The aim of the case studies in the second part is to show how this framework can be applied to the everyday research practice of the working linguist, and how it can increase the effectiveness of linguistic theorising. Accordingly, the case studies exemplify that the p-model can come to grips with diverse object-scientific quandaries in syntax, semantics and pragmatics. The third part includes case studies that illustrate how it copes with metascientific issues such as inconsistency in linguistic theories and the relationship between thought experiments and real experiments.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 153]  2014.  vi, 320 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: The state of the art and the structure of the book
András Kertész and Csilla Rákosi
Part I: The methodological framework
Chapter 2. The p-model of data and evidence in linguistics
András Kertész and Csilla Rákosi
Part II: Object-theoretical applications
Chapter 3. The plausibility of approaches to syntactic alternation of Hungarian verbs
Károly Bibok
Chapter 4. Methods and argumentation in historical linguistics: A case study
Katalin Nagy C.
Chapter 5. Hungarian verbs of natural phenomena with explicit and implicit subject arguments: Their use and occurrence in the light of data
Enikő Németh T.
Chapter 6. The development of a taxonomy of verbal disagreements in the light of the p-model
Helga Vanda Koczogh
Chapter 7. A case of disagreement: On plural reduplicating particles in Hungarian
György Rákosi
Chapter 8. A plausibility-based model of shifted indexicals
Zoltán Vecsey
Part III: Metatheoretical applications
Chapter 9. Thought experiments and real experiments as converging data sources in pragmatics
András Kertész and Csilla Rákosi
Chapter 10. Data and the resolution of inconsistency in Optimality Theory
Csilla Rákosi
Chapter 11. Conclusions
András Kertész and Csilla Rákosi
Author index
Subject index
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Kertész, András
2015. The Puzzle of Thought Experiments in Conceptual Metaphor Research. Foundations of Science 20:2  pp. 147 ff. Crossref logo
Kertész, András
2016.  In Pragmemes and Theories of Language Use [Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology, 9],  pp. 643 ff. Crossref logo
Nagy C., Katalin, Zsuzsanna Németh & Enikő Németh T.
2019. Adatok és adatforrások integrációja a pragmatikai kutatásban. Jelentés és Nyelvhasználat 6:2  pp. 109 ff. Crossref logo
Németh, Zsuzsanna
2014. A javítási műveletek jelöltségi hipotézise. Jelentés és Nyelvhasználat 1:1  pp. 29 ff. Crossref logo

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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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