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CHANGING THE PLAYING FIELD: A “SOCIAL TURN” IN THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE?

Data publikacji: 30.10.2017

Studia Linguistica Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis, 2017, Volume 134, Issue 3, s. 273 - 279

https://doi.org/10.4467/20834624SL.17.019.7093

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Andrzej Pawelec
Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Polska, ul. Gołębia 24, 31-007 Kraków
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9807-9065 Orcid
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Abstrakt

I would like to suggest that the cognitive perspective on language, developed for over half a century, has been challenged in an unparalleled manner by Daniel Dor (2015). He points out that competing schools of linguistics (formalists, functionalists, pragmaticists) all share Chomsky’s original assumption that linguistics is part of Cognitive Science and language is primarily a mental entity. Dor proposes to rethink the status quo in linguistics from an alternative starting point: language is a social communication technology for the instruction of imagination. I believe that this confrontation with mentalism in language study may lead, in time, to a paradigm shift. I also point out – in the context of Charles Taylor’s latest (2016) book – that Dor’s social perspective on language has its limitations too.

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CHANGING THE PLAYING FIELD: A “SOCIAL TURN” IN THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE?

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https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9807-9065

Andrzej Pawelec
Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Polska, ul. Gołębia 24, 31-007 Kraków
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9807-9065 Orcid
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Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Polska, ul. Gołębia 24, 31-007 Kraków

Publikacja: 30.10.2017

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