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The Philosophy and Science of Language

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Editors: Nefdt, Ryan M., Klippi, Carita, Karstens, Bart (Eds.)

  • Brings together a diverse range of scholars from fields connected to the study of language 
  • Addresses a number of vital questions at the at the intersection of linguistics, logic, and the philosophy of artificial intelligence
  • Exemplary in it's treatment of diachronic and cross-disciplinary interaction 
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This volume brings together a diverse range of scholars to address important philosophical and interdisciplinary questions in the study of language. Linguistics throughout history has been a conduit to the study of the mind, brain, societal structure, literature and history itself. The epistemic and methodological transfer between the sciences and humanities in regards to linguistics has often been documented, but the underlying philosophical issues have not always been adequately addressed.

With 15 original and interdisciplinary chapters, this volume therefore tackles vital questions relating to the philosophy, history, and theoretical interplay between the study of language and fields as varied as logic, physics, biology, classical philology and neuroscience.

With a four part structure, questions of the mathematical foundations of linguistics, links to the natural sciences, cognitive implications and historical connections, take centre stage throughout the volume.  The final chapters present research related to the linguistic connections between history, philosophy and the humanities more broadly. Advancing new avenues of research, this volume is exemplary in its treatment of diachronic and cross-disciplinary interaction, and will be of interest to all scholars interested in the study of language.


About the authors

Ryan M. Nefdt, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is a visiting fellow at the Pittsburgh Center for the Philosophy of Science and has published numerous works in the philosophy of linguistics and language.

Carita Klippi, Senior Lecturer in French, Tampere University, Finland. She is a member of the laboratory Histoire des théories linguistiques in Paris, France, and has published on the history of linguistics and historical sociolinguistics.

Bart Karstens, Research Fellow at the Rathenau Institute, The Hague, and member of the Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 




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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Philosophy and Science of Language
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Editors
  • Ryan M. Nefdt
  • Carita Klippi
  • Bart Karstens
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55438-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55438-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55437-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 418
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations
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