Language and mediality : on the medial status of 'everyday language'

The medium of (oral) language is mostly disregarded (or overlooked) in contemporary media theories. This 'ignoring of language' in media studies is often accompanied by an inadequate transport model of communication, and
The medium of (oral) language is mostly disregarded (or overlooked) in contemporary media theories. This 'ignoring of language' in media studies is often accompanied by an inadequate transport model of communication, and it converges with an 'ignoring of mediality' in mentalistic theories of language. In the present article it will be argued that this misleading opposition of language and media can only be overcome if one already regards oral language, not just written language, as a medium of the human mind. In my argumentation I fall back on Wittgenstein's conception of language games to try to show how Wittgenstein's ideas can help us to clear up the problem of the mediality of language and also to show to what extent the mentalistic conception of Chomskyan provenance cannot be adequate to the phenomenon of language. Keywords: Mediality; Medium; Wittgenstein; Everyday language; Mentalism; Performance/competence
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Author:Jan Georg Schneider
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1132831
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2009/09/22
Year of first Publication:2006
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2009/09/22
Tag:Everyday language ; Mediality ; Medium ; Mentalism ; Performance/competence; Wittgenstein
SWD-Keyword:Methodologie ; Sprachphilosophie
Source:http://www.uni-muenster.de/imperia/md/content/germanistik/lehrende/schneider_j/language_and_mediality.pdf ; (in:) Language & Communication, 3-4, 26, 2006, S. 331-342
HeBIS PPN:218882904
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Sprachtheorie / Theory of language
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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