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From 'scientific revolution' to 'unscientific revolution': an analysis of approaches to the history of generative linguistics

Kertész, András (2010) From 'scientific revolution' to 'unscientific revolution': an analysis of approaches to the history of generative linguistics. Language Sciences, 32 (5). pp. 520-527. ISSN 0388-0001

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Abstract

This paper is devoted to the challenge that generative linguistics poses for linguistic historiography. As a first step, it presents a systematic overview of 19 approaches to the history of generative linguistics. Second, it analyzes the approaches overviewed by asking and answering the following questions: (a) To what extent and how are the views at issue biased? (b) What central topics do the approaches discuss, how successfully do they tackle them, and how do the various standpoints converge and diverge? (c) How do the approaches relate to general trends in the philosophy and history of science? The concluding step summarizes our findings with respect to Chomsky’s impact on linguistic historiography.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chomsky’s revolution; Generative linguistics; Historiography of linguistics; Philosophy of linguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > P0 Philology. Linguistics / filológia, nyelvészet
Depositing User: Dr. Csilla Rákosi
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 18:43
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 21:53
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/8391

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