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Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:53:10
From: Karin Plijnaar [karin.plijnaar at benjamins.nl]
Subject: Constructing Languages: Feliu, Nadal (eds.)

 


Title: Constructing Languages 
Subtitle: Norms, myths and emotions 
Series Title: IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature 13  

Publication Year: 2016 
Publisher: John Benjamins
	   http://www.benjamins.com/
	

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/ivitra.13 


Editor: Francesc Feliu
Editor: Josep Maria Nadal

Electronic: ISBN:  9789027266637 Pages:  Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN:  9789027266637 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Electronic: ISBN:  9789027266637 Pages:  Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN:  9789027240194 Pages:  Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN:  9789027240194 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN:  9789027240194 Pages:  Price: Europe EURO 111.30


Abstract:

As language historians we believe that the subject of our study is neither
natural languages nor idiolects which speakers have always been able to
develop individually (loosely what Chomsky calls L-i), but rather the social
constructions of reference shared by all speakers (basically what Chomsky
terms as L-e ). In this context the language historian essentially studies how
a public L-e is built such that it can be understood as the language of all
(i.e. hiding L-i variations) and also how L-e succeed in replacing the primary
reality of idiolects, even if only in the imagination.

Writing represents a crucial turning point in language construction, because
it made it possible to materialize the abstraction that, until then, related
speakers could only guess and besides it comes into competition with
individual languages.

In modern centuries, the provision of grammars, dictionaries and other such
learning tools and systematizing instruments strengthens the idea that,
because of their normative character, languages can be learned through study.
Mythical stories encourage the achievement of prescriptive rules and lead
speakers to link emotions to their language. Therefore, the topics of
reflection that we want to discuss in this volume are: Norms, Myths and
Emotions related to language construction.
 



Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics


Written In: English  (eng)

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