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Sphoṭa theory of language

Harold G Coward

Sphoṭa theory of language

a philosophical analysis

by Harold G Coward

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Published by South Asia Books in Columbia, Mo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language and languages -- Philosophy,
  • Philosophy, Indic

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHarold G. Coward
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 158 p. ;
    Number of Pages158
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14433107M

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Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — $ — Hardcover from $ 5 New from $ One of the most significant attempts to understand language from within in the history of Cited by: 3. The theory of sphoṭa is associated with Bhartṛhari (c. 5th century), an early figure in Indic linguistic theory, mentioned in the s by Chinese traveller Yi-Jing.

Bhartṛhari is the author of the Vākyapadīya ("[treatise] on words and sentences "). The sphota theory “refers to the interior apprehension of meaning in language” (Beck 8).

Sphota comes from the Sanskrit word sphut which literally means “to burst forth or when applied to language a bursting forth of illumination or light” (Coward 12).

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In Verbal Behaviour (), he stated: "The basic processes and relations which give verbal behaviour its special characteristics are now fairly well understood.

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The fact that small children learn language in a relatively short period of time indicates that people may have innate language. Over the centuries, many theories have been put forward—and almost all of them have been challenged, discounted, and ridiculed.

(See Where Does Language Come From?) Inthe Linguistic Society of Paris banned any discussion of the topic: "The Society will accept no communication concerning either the origin of language or the creation of a universal language.".

"Language is a primarily human and non- instinctive method of communicating ideas, emotions and desires by means of a system of voluntarily produced symbols" (Sapir). "Language, in its widest sense, means the sum total of such signs of our thoughts and feelings as are capable of external perception and as could be produced and repeated.

In his book “Aspects of the Theory of Syntax” published inhe has pushed forward the fundamental observation that there are deep structures and surface structures in every sentence, no matter what language.

This is the reason why you can form sentences with similar meaning using a theoretically infinite combination of words. According to Chapman's theory, each person has one primary and one secondary love language. Chapman suggests that to discover another person's love language, one must observe the way they express love to others, and analyze what they complain about most often and what they request from their significant other most often.

Summary. In this introductory-level linguistics text, Steven E. Weisler and Slavko Milekic develop a theoretically motivated analysis of language with an emphasis on grammar construction and argumentation. They introduce the theory of language, sounds, words, sentences, and meaning, as well as language and the text is available either in hard-copy form or as a CD-ROM.

In Chomsky‟s book „ Theory of Syntax ‟ it laid out the reasoning for a theory of innate knowledge, and since then much of his work and volumes of work inspired by him have added to. Language and Thought • Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis: the theory that the structure of a language influences how its speakers perceive the world around them • Linguistic determinism: the strongest form of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis which claims that the language we speak determines how we perceive the world.

Consequently, great many theories have been proposed in the past regarding the language development in human beings. Language acquisition is one of the central topics in cognitive science.

Still, new and new theories deriving insights from psychology. Syntax is the study of sentences and phrases, and the rules of grammar that sentences obey. Semantics is the study of sentence meaning; pragmatics is the study of sentence meaning in context. COVID Resources.

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Over the centuries, many theories have been put forward—and just about all of them have been challenged, discounted, and often ridiculed. Each theory accounts for only a small part of what we know about language.

Pages in category "Theories of language" The following 48 pages are in this category, out of 48 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().Environmental Influences on Language Acquisition.

A major proponent of the idea that language depends largely on environment was the behaviorist B. F. Skinner (see pages and for more information on Skinner).He believed that language is acquired through principles of conditioning, including association, imitation, and reinforcement.The second theory of language acquisition chosen for this essay was social interaction theory.

This model was developed in response to the behavioural and linguistic theories of language acquisition and incorporates aspects of both of these. The social interaction theory suggests that language develops because of its social-communicative function.