Syntax and semantics in the history of Chinese

  • The philosophy of language comes in three varieties. 1. The functionalist’s view: linguistic forms are instruments used to convey meaningful elements. This is the basis of European structuralism. 2. The formalist’s view: linguistic forms are abstract structures which can be filled with meaningful elements. This is the basis of generative grammar. 3. The parasitologist’s view: linguistic forms are vehicles for the reproduction of meaningful elements. This is the view which I advocated twelve years ago in a Festschrift (1985).

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Author:Frederik H. H. KortlandtGND
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/07
Year of first Publication:2002
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/07/07
GND Keyword:Chinesisch; Semantik
Page Number:11
First Page:1
Last Page:11
Postprint, zuerst in: The Journal of Intercultural Studies [Osaka] 25.1998, S. 167-176
Source: ; (in:) The Journal of Intercultural Studies [Osaka] 25, 1998, S. 167-176
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht