Normativity in Language and Linguistics

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| University of Turku
| University of Munich
| University of Turku
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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.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
vii
Norms and normativity in language and linguistics: Basic concepts and contextualisation
Aleksi Mäkilähde, Ville Leppänen and Esa Itkonen
1–28
Concerning the scope of normativity
Esa Itkonen
29–67
Norms of language: What kinds and where from? Insights from phenomenology
Jordan Zlatev and Johan Blomberg
69–101
A primer for linguistic normativists
Michael B. Kac
103–124
The normative basis of construal
Tapani Möttönen
125–150
Language as a system of norms and the Voloshinovian critique of abstract objectivism
Mikko Laasanen
151–181
Linguistic variation and change: A normative approach
Ville Leppänen
183–212
Intuition and beyond: A hierarchy of descriptive methods
Anneli Pajunen and Esa Itkonen
213–234
Norms of correctness and rationality in research on code-switching
Aleksi Mäkilähde
235–267
Index
269–272
Subjects

Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019019808