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Models of the Human in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theories

System, Order, Creativity

Authors: Zhou, Feifei

  • Offers a wholly new perspective for investigating linguistic texts using three themes that are fundamental to discussions of the human 
  • Highlights the inherent tension in linguistic theorizing, based on a close reading and elucidation of a wide range of major linguistic texts
  • Includes in-depth discussions on posthumanism, machines and language by incorporating insights from philosophy, the information sciences, cognitive sciences, and artificial intelligence
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About this book

This book provides a refreshingly new perspective for investigating linguistic texts, which foregrounds models of the human. It presents a close reading of major linguistic theories in the twentieth century with a focus on three main themes: linguistic system and the individual speaker; social order; and linguistic creativity. The examination of these three fundamental themes concerning language and human nature, on the one hand, provides a fine-textured exposition on the implicit and explicit models of human nature endorsed by major theorists; on the other, it reveals the methodological dilemmas faced by linguistics. In light of the fact that the importance of considering posthumanist ideas is increasingly being underscored today, both within and outside linguistics, this focus on the human makes the book highly topical.

About the authors

Dr. Feifei Zhou is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, where she teaches Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics. In 2014, Zhou received her Ph.D. in Linguistics and the History of Ideas from the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include the history of linguistics, health discourses, and linguistic landscapes.

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eBook $84.99
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  • Due: March 14, 2020
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • Due: February 15, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1254-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Models of the Human in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theories
Book Subtitle
System, Order, Creativity
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1255-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1255-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1254-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 235
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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