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Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

Discourse, Structure and Linguistic Choice

The Theory and Applications of Molecular Sememics

Authors: Price Caldwell, T.

Editors: Cresswell, Oliver, Stainton, Robert J. (Eds.)

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  • Presents an extremely original approach to linguistic meaning and thought-provoking perspectives on language 
  • Directly applies this highly original approach to works in literature and to pedagogy 
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This volume presents eight papers and a draft monograph by T. Price Caldwell on topics in linguistics, semiotics and philosophy of language.

From the beginning of his professional career onwards, Caldwell wrote short fiction and poetry, and he taught English literature. The relevance to these of philosophy of language, semiotics and certain areas of linguistics increasingly caught his interest. This book presents the fruits of this later work.

Of the papers included here, two are abstract and theoretical, focusing on linguistic methodology and Caldwell’s overarching views on the nature of meaning-in-context. His position here, which he called Molecular Sememics, echoes early Structuralism and Functionalism, but addresses shortfalls in each. Two other papers apply the method and theory to topics within semantics and pragmatics, including especially the structuring of discourse. The remaining four papers connect Caldwell’s theoretical insights to his life-long interests in fiction and pedagogy.

The monograph – which Caldwell was left unfinished due to illness – aims to present as a single intellectual package the theory and the applications.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discourse, Structure and Linguistic Choice
Book Subtitle
The Theory and Applications of Molecular Sememics
Authors
Editors
  • Oliver Cresswell
  • Robert J. Stainton
Series Title
Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Series Volume
101
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75441-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75441-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75440-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09231-3
Series ISSN
0924-4662
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 134
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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