Normativity in Language and Linguistics
This volume sets out to discuss the role of norms and normativity in both language and linguistics from a multiplicity of perspectives. These concepts are centrally important to the philosophy and methodology of linguistics, and their role and nature need to be investigated in detail. The chapters address a range of issues from general questions about ontology, epistemology and methodology to aspects of particular subfields (such as semantics and historical linguistics) or phenomena (such as construal and code-switching). The volume aims to further our understanding of language and linguistics as well as to encourage further discussion on the metatheory of linguistics. Due to the fundamental nature of the issues under discussion, this volume will be of interest to all linguists regardless of their background or fields of expertise and to philosophers concerned with language or other normative domains.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 209] 2019. vii, 272 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
Foreword | pp. vii–viii
Norms and normativity in language and linguistics: Basic concepts and contextualisationAleksi Mäkilähde, Ville Leppänen and Esa Itkonen | pp. 1–28
Concerning the scope of normativityEsa Itkonen | pp. 29–68
Norms of language: What kinds and where from? Insights from phenomenologyJordan Zlatev and Johan Blomberg | pp. 69–102
A primer for linguistic normativistsMichael B. Kac | pp. 103–124
The normative basis of construalTapani Möttönen | pp. 125–150
Language as a system of norms and the Voloshinovian critique of abstract objectivismMikko Laasanen | pp. 151–182
Linguistic variation and change: A normative approachVille Leppänen | pp. 183–212
Intuition and beyond: A hierarchy of descriptive methodsAnneli Pajunen and Esa Itkonen | pp. 213–234
Norms of correctness and rationality in research on code-switchingAleksi Mäkilähde | pp. 235–268
Index | pp. 269–272
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BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General