Sprache als Epiphänomen in der Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft

  • The notion of ‘epiphenomenon’ is usually used to exclude certain aspects of a scientific object because they are considered to be deduced from others. In linguistics, restrictions of the research object were made, invoking the notion of ‘epiphenomenon’, which was partially done with a polemical attitude, and was always responded to polemically. The best-known definition of languages as an epiphenomenon is that proposed by Chomsky, who declared that the specific realisations of language do not warrant scientific attention, but there were early relegations of properties of individual languages to the domain of an epiphenomenon of grammar, to the domain of an art and not a science. These relegations from a certain point of abstraction did advance theories of language, even though they took a point of abstraction that did not correspond to the complexity of language.
Author:Gerda HaßlerORCiD
Parent Title (Italien):Per la storia della linguistica. Saggi in onore di Giorgio Graffi per il suo 70esimo compleanno = Blityri. Studi di storia delle idee sui segni e le lingue VIII, 1-2 (2019)
Subtitle (German):Sprache als Epiphänomen in der Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft
Publisher:Edizioni ETS
Place of publication:Pisa
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2020
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2020/02/06
Tag:Grammatik; Syntax; Gebrauch; Universalität; einzelsprachliche Besonderheiten
Volume:VIII /2019
First Page:191
Last Page:206
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät / Institut für Romanistik
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache