- Earlier and later anti-psychologism in linguistics
- Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science. Series 3: Studies in the History of Linguistics
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- Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC)
Psychologism has been a mainstream view in linguistics throughout many centuries. Serious and prominent anti-psychologism flourished in the first half of the 20th century, mainly in European structuralism. As a minority view, mostly dubbed ‘anti-mentalism’, anti-psychologism resurfaced in the 1970s in reaction to Chomsky’s strong psychologism. I will show that, in spite of differences due to their relationship to divergent problem contexts, the earlier and later varieties of anti-psychologism share as a common kernel a full recognition of the intentional character of language. However, the locus of intentionality differs between the two.
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- Proceedings title: History of linguistics 2011: selected papers from the 12th international conference on the history of the
language sciences (ICHOLS XII), Saint Petersburg, 28 August-2 September 2011
Place of publication: Amsterdam/Philadelphia
Editors: V. Kasevich, Y. Kleiner, P. Sériot
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