Tag: philosophy-of-language

46 Why do we have interest in (dying) language preservation? 2012-03-03T06:33:35.110

13 Why is prescriptivism criticized? 2011-09-15T01:15:02.097

12 Could we rank languages, saying one is superior to the other? 2016-06-28T08:23:30.080

11 Besides logics, what mathematical tools are used in the study of linguistics? 2016-07-16T12:43:10.010

10 Ontological status of syntactic transformations 2013-10-19T02:09:04.003

10 What is the minimal set of words that make a language "complete"? 2017-01-29T15:55:34.023

9 Bar-Hillel's critique of machine translation 50 years later 2011-09-28T13:16:38.350

9 Does the phrase "thinking in a language" have empirical meaning? 2013-05-14T03:07:23.987

8 Usage of definite articles in Germanic and Romance languages 2012-12-29T06:16:23.950

8 How old is linguistics as a discipline? 2014-04-05T04:04:14.920

8 Is Language infinite? 2014-08-05T21:31:17.880

8 What are the practical implications of Ludwig Wittgenstein's theories in the field of linguistics? 2016-06-15T16:59:49.767

7 What is the origin of the "hierarchy of projections", the language system or (some) conceptual system? 2011-09-20T19:42:44.127

7 Can you give some examples of counter-intuitive phenomena discovered by linguists? 2014-11-26T13:37:51.440

6 What does the term "ontology" mean vis a vis the study of natural language? 2012-07-01T04:31:29.253

6 Did a "cave man-style" language ever exist? 2013-12-17T21:02:36.783

6 Are there systematic studies on HOW language features/characteristics are formed? 2014-05-21T00:24:04.497

5 Is explanation part of Historical Linguistics? 2011-10-28T00:38:43.567

5 Where did Peirce publish his triadic model of signs? 2012-01-13T10:45:43.177

5 Why can't agreeing be an explicit performative? 2012-12-01T18:53:00.157

5 Body parts and metaphor 2013-07-31T06:51:01.230

4 Could a constructed non-symbolic language be created? 2013-01-02T07:43:36.257

4 Is math a language? 2017-01-19T07:23:48.687

3 Which languages are used for purposes other than facilitating communication? 2012-06-19T15:21:53.487

3 Is the evolution & development of language better described by Deleuze concept of the rhizome than the traditional tree? 2013-07-04T14:31:17.870

3 What is the extension and intension of "I'm writing an exam right now." 2014-01-23T00:56:30.043

3 Is music a language? 2015-01-05T06:54:19.117

3 dictionary with the smallest number of circularly defined words 2015-09-23T16:14:46.923

3 How would a trained linguist describe this hypothesis of Symbolic Leverage 2016-09-26T20:01:13.570

2 Metrics of evaluating the successfulness of persuasive language 2012-04-27T19:30:48.137

2 The Liar's Paradox : a linguistic perspective 2013-09-26T14:09:44.610

2 What does it mean that cognition is linguistic in itself? 2013-09-29T14:31:34.813

2 Root reduplication to mean singular 2014-01-14T05:17:00.843

2 Composite truth tables for sentence relations (entailment, synonymy,etc.) 2014-07-02T19:31:02.623

2 Any difference between natural and programming languages? 2014-07-20T11:07:45.083

2 Question re connection between language and knowledge 2014-08-16T03:59:35.277

2 Is there a good introduction to subjectivity in language? 2014-10-22T12:53:31.593

2 What stats are available to estimate the possibly coming "World language"? 2015-01-06T11:37:24.563

2 What are the blanket or general terms representing these linguistic pitfalls? 2015-04-15T21:52:06.647

2 Searching bibliography to develop a pure a priori language 2015-06-07T09:12:49.273

2 Examples of small, minimalistic natural languages? 2016-03-25T12:58:40.980

2 Are there any two languages which have been interpreted to different forms from speech? 2017-02-24T14:49:25.937

2 Morphology vs Etymology 2017-04-08T10:46:39.803

2 To which extent language exists disconnected from the physical world? 2018-01-17T09:57:32.517

1 Do descriptivists differ from prescriptivists in how, or whether, they determine correctness? 2013-03-31T13:18:05.267

1 What is the exact domain of a grammar? 2013-04-06T21:32:15.657

1 Why is jargon sometimes used instead of familiar words? 2013-07-07T20:59:50.887

1 Why do we use "someone" to signify one person? 2013-12-12T20:23:24.437

1 Language and Technological Superiority 2014-03-14T08:34:24.313

1 What's the difference between separated languages and a separated dialects? 2014-10-30T15:04:08.707

1 In which languages does "right" mean both a direction and "correct" (or another positive meaning)? 2014-11-30T15:36:46.917

1 To be or not to be - you got to be somewhere to be something or you are where you are? 2016-07-03T01:48:34.920

1 Is this what English/Mandarin Chinese or other 21st century dominant langauges would eventually do too? (details below)(yup that's opinion based) 2017-05-13T06:00:08.800

1 Who first said that no two words mean the exact same? 2017-08-07T10:15:07.423

1 Is there any "standard" definition of "linguistic input"? 2017-10-23T15:01:44.603

0 Can any one experience the World without a language? if yes to what extent, if no, why not? 2013-02-13T14:32:47.587

0 What are the uses of language in thought? 2014-09-08T15:38:45.207

0 How does 'unless' mean 'or' or 'if not'? 2015-05-01T03:19:06.810

0 What philologists influenced Wittgenstein's idea of family resemblance? 2015-06-04T22:39:34.657

0 Truth-neutral, truth-indifferent, & truth-committed verbs? 2016-04-22T04:04:22.977

0 Usage of pluperfect in English to talk about metaphysical possibility in the present 2016-11-06T01:57:42.213

0 Making Sense of Nonsense: [Corner/Quine] Quotes! 2017-09-21T04:18:47.007

0 Does Reduplication oppose any Gricean Maxim? 2017-10-03T12:15:02.243

0 How do Semantics + Pragmatics differ from Philosophy of Language? 2018-03-10T19:33:30.917

-1 How can two phrases refer to the same object, but have different meanings? 2015-04-16T19:43:20.427

-1 examples for indoeuropean languages which are related to each other in different ways 2017-07-08T15:28:17.847

-2 Did people actually used poetic languages like Latin and Persian for basic spoken communication? 2015-03-01T17:26:03.147