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Routledge Advances in Communication and Linguistic Theory


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Routledge Advances in Communication and Linguistic Theory presents an integrationist approach to problems of language and communication. Integrationism has emerged in recent years as a radically innovative theoretical position. It challenges the most basic assumptions underlying orthodox twentieth-century linguistics, including those taken for granted by leading structuralists, post-structuralists and generativists. According to integrationists, human communication is an essentially creative enterprise: it relies very little on the 'codes', 'systems', 'habits' and 'rules' postulated by orthodox theorists. Instead, integrationists see the communicative life of each individual as part of a continuous attempt to integrate the present with the past and the future. The success of this attempt depends crucially on the ability to contextualise on-going events rather than on any mastery of established conventions.
The books in this series are aimed at a multidisciplinary readership comprising those engaged in study, teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, the arts, education, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy and psychology.

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Integrationism and the Self: Reflections on the Legal Personhood of Animals

Integrationism and the Self: Reflections on the Legal Personhood of Animals

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Christopher Hutton
April 29, 2019

In recent years a set of challenging questions have arisen in relation to the status of animals, their treatment by human beings, their cognitive abilities and the nature of their feelings, emotions, and capacity for suffering. This ground-breaking book draws from integrational semiology to...

The Reflexivity of Language and Linguistic Inquiry: Integrational Linguistics in Practice

The Reflexivity of Language and Linguistic Inquiry: Integrational Linguistics in Practice

1st Edition

Dorthe Duncker
November 15, 2018

This book explores the reflexivity of language both from the perspective of the lay speaker and the linguistic analyst. Linguistic inquiry is conditional upon linguistic reflexivity, but so is language. Without linguistic reflexivity, we would not be able to make sense of everyday linguistic...

Critical Humanist Perspectives: The Integrational Turn in Philosophy of Language and Communication

Critical Humanist Perspectives: The Integrational Turn in Philosophy of Language and Communication

1st Edition

Adrian Pablé
May 22, 2017

The present book is a collection of scholarly reflections on the theme of humanism from an integrational linguistic perspective. It studies humanist thought in relation to the philosophy of language and communication underpinning it and considers the question whether being a ‘humanist’ binds one to...

Words - An Integrational Approach

Words - An Integrational Approach

1st Edition

Hayley G. Davis
April 07, 2015

Aims to reorient the study of language by taking into serious consideration the perspective on linguistic matters taken by lay speakers themselves, as a response to the now inescapable conclusion that traditional linguistic theory, with its focus on revealing 'the facts of language in general',...

Rethinking Linguistics

Rethinking Linguistics

1st Edition

Hayley G. Davis, Talbot J. Taylor
April 07, 2015

This book deals with the need to rethink the aims and methods of contemporary linguistics. Orthodox linguists' discussions of linguistic form fail to exemplify how language users become language makers. Integrationist theory is used here as a solution to this basic problem within general...

The Language Myth in Western Culture

The Language Myth in Western Culture

1st Edition

Roy Harris
October 25, 2013

The basic claim of this book is that for 2000 years and more the western tradition has relied on two very dubious assumptions about human communication: that each national language is a unique code and that linguistic communication consists in the utilization of such codes to transfer messages from...

Language and History: Integrationist Perspectives

Language and History: Integrationist Perspectives

1st Edition

Nigel Love
June 03, 2013

When linguistics was first established as an academic discipline in the nineteenth century, it was envisaged as an essentially historical study. Languages were to be treated as historical objects, evolving through gradual but constant processes of change over long periods of time. In recent years,...

Rationality and the Literate Mind

Rationality and the Literate Mind

1st Edition

Roy Harris
May 23, 2013

This book re-examines the old debate about the relationship between rationality and literacy. Does writing "restructure consciousness?" Do preliterate societies have a different "mind-set" from literate societies? Is reason "built in" to the way we think? How is literacy related to numeracy? Is the...

The Written Language Bias in Linguistics: Its Nature, Origins and Transformations

The Written Language Bias in Linguistics: Its Nature, Origins and Transformations

1st Edition

Per Linell
November 29, 2011

Linguists routinely emphasise the primacy of speech over writing. Yet, most linguists have analysed spoken language, as well as language in general, applying theories and methods that are best suited for written language. Accordingly, there is an extensive 'written language bias' in traditional and...

Language Teaching: Integrational Linguistic Approaches

Language Teaching: Integrational Linguistic Approaches

1st Edition

Michael Toolan
August 16, 2011

This book demonstrates the relevance of an integrational linguistic perspective to a practical, real-world need, namely the learning of languages. Integrational linguistics’ shunning of both realist and structuralist theories of language, its commitment to an unwavering attention to the perspective...

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