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Practical theories and empirical practice: A linguistic perspective
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).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.

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Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2012. , p. 338
Series
Human Cognitive Processing, ISSN 1387-6724 ; 40
Keywords [en]
theory vs. practice, pragmatics, semantics, formal and logical approaches to language, social cognition, colour terms
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Languages and Literature General Language Studies and Linguistics
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English
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-67119DOI: 10.1075/hcp.40ISBN: 9789027223944 (print)ISBN: 9789027272454 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-67119DiVA, id: diva2:1199838
Available from: 2018-04-23 Created: 2018-04-23 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved

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