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Practical Theories and Empirical Practice: A Linguistic Perspective
Griffith University.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1323-1548
2012 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There is a perceived tension between empirical and theoretical approaches to the study of language. Many recent works in the discipline emphasise that linguistics is an ‘empirical science’. This volume argues for a nuanced view, highlighting that theory and practice necessarily and as a matter of fact complement each other in linguistic research. Its contributions – ranging from experimental studies in psychology via linguistic fieldwork and cross-linguistic comparisons to the application of formal and logical approaches to language – exemplify the mutual relationship between empirical and theoretical work. The volume illustrates how selected topics are addressed by different contributions and methodological stances. Topics include the cognitive grounding of language, social cognition and the construction of meaning in interaction, and, closely related, pragmatics from a typological perspective and beyond. Anyone interested in these topics and more generally in meta-theoretical considerations will find great value in this volume.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2012. , xi, 338 p.
Series
Human Cognitive Processing, ISSN 1387-6724 ; 40
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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English
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-64400ISBN: 9789027223944 (print)ISBN: 9789027272454 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-64400DiVA: diva2:1145911
Available from: 2017-09-30 Created: 2017-09-30 Last updated: 2017-10-02Bibliographically approved

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