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Linguistic structures and linguistic laws [electronic resource] / by Ferenc Kovács.

Author/Creator:
Kovács, Ferenc, 1921-
Standardized Title:
Nyelvi struktúrák, nyelvi törvények. English
Publication:
Amsterdam : B.R. Grn̈er, 1971.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (398 p.)
Subjects:
Linguistics.
Language and languages.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This monograph has as its objective to give a critical survey of the development of the theories concerning the essence, the function, and the most characteristic (determining) features of language, and to explore and evaluate the motive forces responsible for this development. The author explains mainly the progressive elements of the theoretical foundations and methodological procedures of different times and schools (trends), and places them in the process which presents the course of development of linguistic theory as an organic whole. He deals in detail with the foreign (mainly American)
Contents:
LINGUISTIC STRUCTURES and LINGUISTIC LAWS; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; INTRODUCTION; I. THE AUTONOMY OF LINGUISTICS; II. LANGUAGE AS A SYSTEM. STRUCTURE OP THE LINGUISTIC SIGN; 1. THE THEORIES OF THE ESSENCE OF LANGUAGE; 2. FUNCTION AND IMPORTANCE OF THE LINGUISTIC SIGN; 3. SIGN AND MEANING; III. THE NATURE AND STRUCTURE OF MEANING; 1. PSYCHOLOGISM AND ANTIPSYCHOLOGISM; 2. SIGN, MEANING, NOTION, CONCEPT; 3. MEANING AS A KIND OF REFLECTION; 4. MEANING AS CONCEPT; 5. MEANING AS A RELATIONSHIP OR NETWORK OF RELATIONSHIP; 6. MEANING AS A COMPLICATED STRUCTURE
7. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PRAGMATIC ASPECT OF MEANING8. AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF SEMANTIC CHANGE; 9. CONCLUSIONS; 10. THE FORMALIZATION OF SEMANTIC THEORY; 11. CONCLUSIONS; IV. THE RELATION BETWEEN CONTENT (MEANING) AND (LINGUISTIC) FORM; 1. PRE-SAUSSUREAN THEORIES; 2.SAUSSUREAN ""UNITY""; 3. CRITIQUE OF THE SAUSSUREAN CONCEPTION; 4. THE VARIOUS FORMAL METHODS; 5. DISTRIBUTIONAL ANALYSIS; V. ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF THE LINGUISTIC LAWS; 1. GENESIS AND EVOLUTION OF THE CONCEPT OF LINGUISTIC LAW; 2. RECEPTION OF THE IDEA OF LINGUISTIC LAW IN HUNGARY; 3. THE CONCEPT OF SYSTEM CHARACTER
4. THE ""AFTER-LIFE"" IN HUNGARY OF THE NEOGRAMMARIAN DOCTRINES5. REOPENING OF THE BIG LITIGATION; 6. LAW AND RULE; 7. THE ROLE OF SUBJECTIVE FACTORS IN PHONETIC CHANGES; 8. THE CONCEPT OF LAW IN OUR DAYS; 9. SOCIAL LAWS, LINGUISTIC LAWS; 10. PHONETIC LAW OR SOUND-CHANGING TENDENCY?; CONCLUDING THOUGHTS; ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS WORK; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Notes:
Translated from the Hungarian by Sándor Simon.
Includes biblioraphical references and index.
Contributor:
Simon, Sándor.
ISBN:
1-283-90322-9
90-272-7267-0
OCLC:
811491022
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