9780582037250

Linguistic Theory: The Discourse of Fundamental Works

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780582037250

  • ISBN10:

    0582037255

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1991-10-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $57.33 Save up to $18.95
  • Rent Book $45.86
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

In Linguistic Theory, Robert de Beaugrande analyses linguistic theories not as abstract ideas or theses, but as the process and product of theoretical discourse. He argues that the best documentation of this discourse can be found in the 'fundamental' works of major linguists from Ferdinand de Saussure to Teun van Dijk and Walter Kintsch. He therefore employs the highly unusual strategy of a close reading of these works as discourse performances and strives to uncover their main points and characteristic moves in the linguist's own words. Through this approach, the reader is able to appreciate and understand the variety and controversy among linguistic theories as they have emerged and developed in interaction with each other. Special scrutiny is allocated to the issue of how far the active practice of the linguists followed their own theories and proposals, and why. The author concludes by assessing the prospects for linguistics to be drawn from the retrospect in the previous chapters.

Table of Contents

Linguistic theory as discourse
Ferdinand de Saussure
Edward Sapir
Leonard Bloomfield
Kenneth Pike
Louis Hjelmslev
Noam Chomsky
J.R.Firth
Michael Halliday
Teun van Dijk and Walter Kintsch
Peter Hartmann
Linguistics versus language
Index of terms
Index of names
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review