Language Connection, The

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213 pages, preface, introduction, notes, references, index, Bristol Introductions

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Language Connection, The

Philosophy and Linguistics

Harris, Roy

Why have philosophers and linguists in the West always failed to agree about language? How can we use language to talk about language? Is the division between the disciplines of philosophy and linguistics artificial?

In this stimulating and controversial work, Roy Harris challenges the very roots of the disciplines of linguistics and philosophy as they currently stand. In doing so, he both provides a lucid introduction to the subject for the non-expert, and makes an original contribution to current debates.

“It is an introduction to the subject in the best possible sense; one that leaves its readers, not satisfied with having been given an answer to difficult problems, but engaged with those problems themselves, and with a better understanding
of the difficulties they raise.” – Ray Monk