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Family resemblance and semantics: the vagaries of a not so new concept

Jean-Michel Fortis Université Paris Diderot The motivation for writing this post is twofold: first, there is still something to be said about the origins of the notion of family resemblance and its application to semantics, most notably in the version

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Posted in 20th century, Article, Cognitive Linguistics, Europe, History, Linguistics, Semantics

Sapir’s form-feeling and its aesthetic background

Jean-Michel Fortis Laboratoire d’histoire des thĂ©ories linguistiques, UniversitĂ© Paris-Diderot I find that what I most care for is beauty of form, whether in substance or, perhaps even more keenly, in spirit. A perfect style, a well-balanced system of philosophy, a

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Bloomfield : Du mentalisme au behaviorisme

Jean-Michel Fortis Laboratoire d’histoire des thĂ©ories linguistiques, UniversitĂ© Paris-Diderot On peut s’interroger sur l’évolution qui voit Bloomfield passer de la psychologie Ă  dominante wundtienne, qui imprĂšgne son Introduction de 1914, au behaviorisme, et d’une linguistique “mentaliste” Ă  une linguistique psycho-abstinente

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Posted in 19th century, 20th century, America, Article, History, Linguistics, Structuralism

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