Results for 'Knowledge of Language'

1000+ found
Order:
  1. Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use.Noam Chomsky - 1986 - Prager. Edited by Darragh Byrne & Max Kölbel.
    Attempts to indentify the fundamental concepts of language, argues that the study of language reveals hidden facts about the mind, and looks at the impact of propaganda.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   693 citations  
  2.  71
    Knowledge of Language Redux.John Collins - 2008 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 8 (1):3-43.
    The article takes up a range of issues concerning knowledge of language in response to recent work of Rey, Smith, Matthews and Devitt. I am broadly sympathetic with the direction of Rey, Smith, and Matthews. While all three are happy with the locution ‘knowledge of language’, in their different ways they all reject the apparent role for a substantive linguistic epistemology in linguistic explanation. I concur but raise some friendly concerns over even a deflationary notion of (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   18 citations  
  3. Knowledge of Language as Self-Knowledge.John Schwenkler - forthcoming - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy.
    In a series of early essays, beginning with "Must We Mean What We Say?", Stanley Cavell offers a sustained response to the argument that ordinary language philosophy is nothing more than amateur linguistics, carried out from the armchair -- so that philosophers' claims about "what we say", and what we mean when we say it, are necessarily in need of proper empirical support. The present paper provides a close reading of Cavell and a defense of his argument that, since (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  4. Why We Still Need Knowledge of Language.Barry C. Smith - 2006 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 6 (3):431-456.
    In his latest book, Michael Devitt rejects Chomsky’s mentalist conception of linguistics. The case against Chomsky is based on two principal claims. First, that we can separate the study of linguistic competence from the study of its outputs: only the latter belongs to linguistic inquiry. Second, Chomsky’s account of a speaker’s competence as consisiting in the mental representation of rules of a grammar for his language is mistaken. I shall argue, first, that Devitt fails to make a case for (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   19 citations  
  5.  82
    Knowledge of language and linguistic competence.Robert J. Matthews - 2006 - Philosophical Issues 16 (1):200-220.
  6. Practical knowledge of language.Cheng-Hung Tsai - 2010 - Philosophia 38 (2):331-341.
    One of the main challenges in the philosophy of language is determining the form of knowledge of the rules of language. Michael Dummett has put forth the view that knowledge of the rules of language is a kind of implicit knowledge; some philosophers have mistakenly conceived of this type of knowledge as a kind of knowledge-that . In a recent paper in this journal, Patricia Hanna argues against Dummett’s knowledge-that view and (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  7. What Remains of Our Knowledge of Language?: Reply to Collins.Barry C. Smith - 2008 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 8 (22):557-75.
    The new Chomskian orthodoxy denies that our linguistic competence gives us knowledge *of* a language, and that the representations in the language faculty are representations *of* anything. In reply, I have argued that through their intuitions speaker/hearers, (but not their language faculties) have knowledge of language, though not of any externally existing language. In order to count as knowledge, these intuitions must track linguistic facts represented in the language faculty. I defend (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  8. Knowledge of language.Andrew P. Mills - 2007 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9. Knowledge of language in action.Cheng-Hung Tsai - 2015 - Philosophical Explorations 18 (1):68-89.
    Knowledge of a language is a kind of knowledge, the possession of which enables a speaker to understand and perform a variety of linguistic actions in that language. In this paper, I pursue an agency-oriented approach to knowledge of language. I begin by examining two major agency-oriented models of knowledge of language: Michael Dummett's Implicit Knowledge Model and Jennifer Hornsby's Practical Knowledge Model. I argue that each of these models is (...)
    Direct download (12 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10. Knowledge of language as a focus of inquiry.Noam Chomsky - 2009 - In Darragh Byrne & Max Kölbel (eds.), Arguing About Language. Routledge.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  11.  12
    Knowledge of Language Transfers From Speech to Sign: Evidence From Doubling.Iris Berent, Outi Bat‐El, Diane Brentari & Melanie Platt - 2020 - Cognitive Science 44 (1).
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  12. PDP Learnability and Innate Knowledge of Language.David Kirsh - 1992 - Connectionism 3:297-322.
    It is sometimes argued that if PDP networks can be trained to make correct judgements of grammaticality we have an existence proof that there is enough information in the stimulus to permit learning grammar by inductive means alone. This seems inconsistent superficially with Gold's theorem and at a deeper level with the fact that networks are designed on the basis of assumptions about the domain of the function to be learned. To clarify the issue I consider what we should learn (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  13.  35
    Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use. [REVIEW]Norbert Hornstein - 1988 - Philosophical Review 97 (4):567-573.
  14. Does linguistic competence require knowledge of language?Robert J. Matthews - 2003 - In Alex Barber (ed.), Epistemology of Language. Oxford University Press.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   16 citations  
  15.  43
    Knowledge of language and phrasal vocabulary acquisition.Koenraad Kuiper - 2006 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3):291-292.
    Locke & Bogin's (L&B's) main thesis can be extended to the acquisition of the phrasal vocabulary in that the acquisition of much phrasal vocabulary combines the acquisition of linguistic knowledge with pragmatics and performance and in that the apprenticeship system for such learning begins to flower in adolescence.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  16.  1
    Knowledge of language and a radical scepticism.Tomáš Čanal - 2019 - Filozofia i Nauka. Studia Filozoficzne I Interdyscyplinarne 2 (7):265-281.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  17.  10
    the Knowledge Of Languages In The Old Testament.Edward Ullendorff - 1962 - Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 44 (2):455-465.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  18.  12
    Knowledge of Language and Knowledge about the World: A Reaction Time Study of Invited and Necessary Inferences.Roger Chaffin - 1979 - Cognitive Science 3 (4):311-328.
    Necessary inferences (e.g., The jury was not able to deliver its verdict by 3 o'clock. The jury did not deliver its verdict by 3 o'clock.) depend on linguistic knowledge. Invited inferences, (e.g., The jury was able to deliver its verdict by 3 o'clock. The jury delivered its verdict by 3 o'clock) depend on knowledge about the world. Responses were faster to necessary than to invited inferences when subjects verified only one of the two inference types (Experiments 1 and (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  19.  7
    Knowledge of Language[REVIEW]David Cooper - 1977 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 28 (1):74-80.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   34 citations  
  20.  27
    PDP Learnability and Innate Knowledge of Language.David Kirsh - 1992 - In S. Davis (ed.), Connectionism: Theorye and Practice. Oxford University press.
    It is sometimes argued that if PDP networks can be trained to make correct judgements of grammaticality we have an existence proof that there is enough information in the stimulus to permit learning grammar by inductive means alone. This seems inconsistent superficially with Gold's theorem and at a deeper level with the fact that networks are designed on the basis of assumptions about the domain of the function to be learned. To clarify the issue I consider what we should learn (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  21.  4
    Formalizing the Dynamics of Information.Martina Faller, Stefan C. Kaufmann, Marc Pauly & Center for the Study of Language and Information S.) - 2000 - Center for the Study of Language and Information Publications.
    The papers collected in this volume exemplify some of the trends in current approaches to logic, language and computation. Written by authors with varied academic backgrounds, the contributions are intended for an interdisciplinary audience. The first part of this volume addresses issues relevant for multi-agent systems: reasoning with incomplete information, reasoning about knowledge and beliefs, and reasoning about games. Proofs as formal objects form the subject of Part II. Topics covered include: contributions on logical frameworks, linear logic, and (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  22. Treebank parsing and knowledge of language: A cognitive perspective.Sandiway Fong & Robert Berwick - 2008 - In B. C. Love, K. McRae & V. M. Sloutsky (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society. pp. 539.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  23. Linguistic competence without knowledge of language.John Collins - 2007 - Philosophy Compass 2 (6):880–895.
    Chomsky's competence/performance distinction has been traditionally understood as a distinction between our knowledge of language and how we put that knowledge to use. While this construal has its purposes, this article argues that the distinction as Chomsky proposes it depends upon no substantiation of the knowledge locution; rather, the distinction is intended to abstract one system out of an ensemble of systems whose integration underlies performance. The article goes on to assess and reject an argument that (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  24. Two perspectives on knowledge of language.Stephen Schiffer - 2006 - Philosophical Issues 16 (1):275–287.
  25. Book Review:Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use Noam Chomsky; Language and Problems of Knowledge: The Managua Lectures Noam Chomsky. [REVIEW]Edward P. Stabler - 1989 - Philosophy of Science 56 (3):533-536.
  26. Knowledge of number and knowledge of language: Number as a test case for the role of language in cognition.Helen3 De Cruz & Pierre Pica - 2008 - Philosophical Psychology 21 (4):437 – 441.
    The relationship between language and conceptual thought is an unresolved problem in both philosophy and psychology. It remains unclear whether linguistic structure plays a role in our cognitive processes. This special issue brings together cognitive scientists and philosophers to focus on the role of language in numerical cognition: because of their universality and variability across languages, number words can serve as a fruitful test case to investigate claims of linguistic relativism.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  27.  7
    Chomsky and Knowledge of Language.Ming Liu & Xin Sheen Liu - 1998 - The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 32:76-82.
    The linguistic theory of Chomsky has changed the long, traditional way of studying language. The nature of knowledge, which is closely tied to human knowledge in general, makes it a logical step for Chomsky to generalize his theory to the study of the relation between language and the world-in particular, the study of truth and reference. But his theory has been controversial and his proposal of "innate ideas" has been resisted by some empiricists who characterize him (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  28.  10
    Knowledge of language[REVIEW]F. B. D'agostino - 1977 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 28 (1):74-80.
  29.  17
    Review: Knowledge of Language[REVIEW]Fred B. D'Agostino - 1977 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 28 (1):74 - 80.
  30.  25
    Knowledge of Language[REVIEW]Robert Geer - 1981 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 11 (4):518-521.
  31.  6
    Knowledge and Language: Selected Essays of L. Jonathan Cohen.L. Jonathan Cohen - 2010 - Springer.
    I am very grateful to Kluwer Academic Publishers for the opportunity to republish these articles about knowledge and language. The Introduction to the volume has been written by James Logue, and I need to pay a very sincerely intended tribute to the care and professionalism which he has devoted to every feature of its production. My thanks are also due to Matthew MeG rattan for his technical as sistance in scanning the articles onto disk and formatting them. 1. (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  32.  33
    On Chomsky's Knowledge of Language.Michael Brody - 1987 - Mind and Language 2 (2):165-177.
  33. Noam CHOMSKY, "Knowledge of Language". [REVIEW]Philip Miller - 1987 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 41 (3):449.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  34. Must the Language of Knowledge Be Used in Explaining Knowledge of Language?Alexander George - 1986 - Dissertation, Harvard University
    Few thinkers in the past three decades have exerted more influence on the philosophy of language than Quine, Dummett, and Chomsky. No investigation into the current state of philosophy of language can omit consideration of their views. Yet I believe that their work has often been seriously misinterpreted. I begin by trying to clear up some unfortunate and prevalent misunderstandings. In particular, I examine in detail the relationship between Quine's and Chomsky's thought and argue that rumors of their (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  35. Knowledge of Rules, Causal Systematicity, and the Language of Thought.Jürgen Schröder - 1998 - Synthese 117 (3):313 - 330.
    Martin Davies' criterion for the knowledge of implicit rules, viz. the causal systematicity of cognitive processes, is first exposed. Then the inference from causal systematicity of a process to syntactic properties of the input states is examined. It is argued that Davies' notion of a syntactic property is too weak to bear the conclusion that causal systematicity implies a language of thought as far as the input states are concerned. Next, it is shown that Davies' criterion leads to (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  36.  7
    Roger Bacon’s De signis, a missing part of Opus Maius III, and the “knowledge of languages”.Irène Rosier Catach - 2022 - Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval 28 (1):19-42.
    Roger Bacon’s De signis is a major contribution to the history of semantics. However, we know from the author's summary given in the Opus tertium that it has come down to us in an incomplete form. It belongs to the third part of Bacon’s Opus maius, devoted to the “knowledge of languages”. The three sections of the summary in the Opus tertium enable us to understand its organization. The first section presents various arguments in favor of knowledge of (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  37.  95
    Japanese English students 'knowledge of and attitudes towards the English language'.Peter Ilic - 2012 - Dialogos 12:13-40.
    This short enquiry investigates the relationships between knowledge of English and attitude towards the English language as held by Japanese university students. The goal of this study was to gain a better understanding of how attitude affects the learning of English and whether gender or geographic location of a student ’s hometown plays a role. A random sample of 85 participants completed a 26 item questionnaire which measured background information, attitude to English and knowledge of English. The (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  38.  4
    The Mirror of Language: A Study in the Medieval Theory of Knowledge.Marcia L. Colish - 1983 - Yale University Press.
  39. Slurring and common knowledge of ordinary language.Richard Vallee - 2014 - Journal of Pragmatics 61:78-90.
    Ethnic slurs have recently raised interest in philosophy of language. Consider (1) Yao is Chinese and (2) Yao is a chink. A theory of meaning should take into account the fact that sentence (2) has the property of containing a slur, a feature plausibly motivating an utterance of (2) rather than (1), and conveys contempt because it contains that word. According to multipropositionalism, two utterances can have the same official truth conditions and the same truth-value but differ in cognitive (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   8 citations  
  40. Perception, knowledge, and language-Plato and Wittgenstein on the description of the immediate experience.B. Schmitz - 2003 - Philosophisches Jahrbuch 110 (2):257-272.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  41. The Mirror of Language: A Study in the Medieval Theory of Knowledge.Marcia L. Colish - 1971 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 4 (1):64-65.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  42. The Mirror of Language: A Study in the Medieval Theory of Knowledge.Marcia L. Colish - 1972 - Foundations of Language 8 (3):413-420.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  43.  26
    The curse of knowledge: First language knowledge impairs adult learners’ use of novel statistics for word segmentation.Amy S. Finn & Carla L. Hudson Kam - 2008 - Cognition 108 (2):477-499.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   22 citations  
  44.  30
    The curse of knowledge: First language knowledge impairs adult learners’ use of novel statistics for word segmentation.Amy S. Finn & Carla L. Hudson Kam - 2008 - Cognition 108 (2):477-499.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   19 citations  
  45. Language Understanding and Knowledge of Meaning.Mitchell Green - 209 - The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication 5:4.
    In recent years the view that understanding a language requires knowing what its words and expressions mean has come under attack. One line of attack attempts to show that while knowledge can be undermined by Gettier-style counterexamples, language understanding cannot be. I consider this line of attack, particularly in the work of Pettit and Longworth, and show it to be unpersuasive. I stress, however, that maintaining a link between language understanding and knowledge does not itself (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  46. Epistemology of language.Alex Barber (ed.) - 2003 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    What must linguistic knowledge be like if it is to explain our capacity to use language? All linguists and philosophers of language presuppose some answer to this critical question, but all too often the presupposition is tacit. In this collection of sixteen previously unpublished essays, a distinguished international line-up of philosophers and linguists address a variety of interconnected themes concerning our knowledge of language.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   16 citations  
  47.  90
    Knowledge of Meaning: An Introduction to Semantic Theory.Richard K. Larson & Gabriel M. A. Segal - 1995 - MIT Press.
    Current textbooks in formal semantics are all versions of, or introductions to, the same paradigm in semantic theory: Montague Grammar. Knowledge of Meaning is based on different assumptions and a different history. It provides the only introduction to truth- theoretic semantics for natural languages, fully integrating semantic theory into the modern Chomskyan program in linguistic theory and connecting linguistic semantics to research elsewhere in cognitive psychology and philosophy. As such, it better fits into a modern graduate or undergraduate program (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   187 citations  
  48. Knowledge and Language.Elizabeth Fricker - 1986 - Dissertation, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
    Available from UMI in association with The British Library. Requires signed TDF. ;This thesis undertakes two interrelated projects. The first is to give an account of the epistemology of testimony. However, as is argued, this cannot be done properly except as an application of a general philosophical account of knowledge. For this reason a partial sketch of such a general account is offered, as a necessary part of the completion of the first project. A complementary second project is also (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  49.  9
    The homeland of language : a note on truth and knowledge in Adorno.Mirko Wischke - 2010 - In Gerhard Richter (ed.), Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity. Fordham University Press.
    This chapter discusses problems as they arise in Minima Moralia, respectively addressing the question of truth and knowledge as a function of the accessibility of language and the question of transparency in relation to the formulation of these problems. One of the most important meditations on reading and transparency in Minima Moralia is found in the section “Memento” [“Hinter den Spiegel”]. This thought-image takes us to the far side of mimetic perception and reflection, behind the mirror, offering what (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  50.  8
    Genes and the conceptualisation of language knowledge.Alison Wray - 2008 - Genomics, Society and Policy 4 (1):1-16.
    While it would be difficult to dispute that individuals vary in their facility with both their native language and with foreign languages, a central tenet of modern linguistics has been that such variation is secondary, and there is a primary level of equality across all individuals. Syntactic theory and sociolinguistic theory have both contributed to the maintenance of this view, and it provides a socially acceptable approach to studying language form and function. However, genes are the authors of (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
1 — 50 / 1000