Click here to download

Theory and history of theory. A few notes on linguistic historiography
Journal Title: PARADIGMI 
Author/s: Lia Formigari 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  9 Pg. 157-165 FullText PDF:  146 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PARA2017-001011
(DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation:  clicca qui   and here 

The article seeks to describe the procedures and goals of epistemologically oriented historiography. It examines some of the modes of transmission of theories and some cases of theoretical syncretism (§ 1), discusses the ambiguity of certain historiographical categories (§ 2) and a case of false alternative between theories (§ 3), ending with some general considerations on the use of history.
Keywords: Cumulativity, Empiricism, Linguistic historiography, Naturalism, Rationalism, Syncretism

  1. Chomsky N. (1966). Cartesian Linguistics: A Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought. New York: Harper & Row.
  2. Della Volpe G. (1954). Poetica del Cinquecento. La poetica aristotelica nei commenti essenziali degli ultimi umanisti italiani con annotazioni e un saggio introduttivo. Bari: Laterza.
  3. Epicurus (1965). Letter to Herodotus. In: Diogenes Laertius. Lives of Eminent Philosophers, transl. by R.D. Hicks. 2 vols., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press: 605-607.
  4. Levelt W.J.L. (2013). A History of Psycholinguistics. The Pre-Chomskyan Era. Oxford: University Press.
  5. Levelt W.J.M. (2015). Sleeping Beauties. In: Toivonen I. et al., eds. Essays on Language, Music, and Cognition in Honor of Ray Jackendoff. Cambridge, MA-London: The MIT Press: 234-255.
  6. Marty A. (1884-1892). Über Sprachreflex, Nativismus und absichtliche Sprachbildung. Vierteljahrsschrift für wissenschaftliche Philosophie. 8: 456-478; 10: 69-105; 13:195-220, 304-344; 14: 55-84; 15: 445-467; 16: 104-122.
  7. Pinker S. (1994). The Language Instinct. The New Science of Language and Mind. London: Penguin Books.
  8. Rosch E. (1999). Interview. --

Lia Formigari, in "PARADIGMI" 1/2017, pp. 157-165, DOI:10.3280/PARA2017-001011


FrancoAngeli is a member of Publishers International Linking Association a not for profit orgasnization wich runs the CrossRef service, enabing links to and from online scholarly content