Theories of Language...
Theories of LanguageOriental and Occidental by: Korada Subrahmanyam
The book is the end result of indepth study and decades’ research on the Oriental and Occidental language theories. The theories that are propounded and expounded by Indian sages and intelligentsia are impeccable, incorrigible and time-tested besides being universal. The book should interest scholars for advanced linguistic study of both kinds.
Year Of Publication: 2008
Pages : xii, 172
Bibliographic Details : Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
The volume presents a panorama of the theories of language, covering both ancient and modern theories. It deals with the origin and development of ancient theories of language with their clear and unambiguous definitions, rules and norms that offer impeccable solutions to all problems at syntactic and semantic levels. With systematic and logical explanations of language theories, the work examines ancient grammar including connection of vyakaranam with philosophy and sphota. It also takes up the origin and development of Western linguistic theories emphasising on the inability of modern linguistic science to agree on basic definitions, as of the meaning of a word, and concepts of discourse, text, macro sentence, with there being an attempt to constantly revise theories. It analyses the chief concepts studied by ancient Indian and other linguists pertaining to discourse, particularly the importance of inference in the Nyaya system of Indian philosophy and the Nyaya logical discourse. The volume will provide students and scholars of philosophy a fundamental work on linguistic theories.
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1. Origin and Development of Ancient Theories of Language
Types of Discourse
Nyaya and Vaisheshika
The Karaka Theory
Medicine, Surgery and Linguistics
2. The Connection of Vyakaranam with Philosophy and Sphota
3. The Origin and Development of Western Linguistics
Discovery of Sanskrit and the Revolution in the Western World
Government Binding Theory
4. Oriental vs. Occidental
Padam and Word
Vakyam and Sentence
Vak and language
Artha and Meaning
Vyakaranam and Grammar
Pratibha (Competence) and Vyavahara (Performance)
5. Discourse Analysis — East and West
6. Inference, Syllogism and the Logical Discourse
7. Aryas and Purism of Language
Relation of Shabda and Artha
Categorization of Shabdas
Bibliography (Oriental & Occidental)