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6. The 'Cognitive' Alternative


 
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1. Title Title of document 6. The 'Cognitive' Alternative - The Linguistics Delusion
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Geoffrey Sampson; United Kingdom
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) linguistics
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) discipline of linguistics; academic study of linguistics; linguistics as a science; history of linguistics; Karl Popper; refuatbility; linguistic research; cognitive linguistics
 
5. Subject Subject classification academic study of linguistics
 
6. Description Abstract Although generative linguistics has made most of the running since the 1960s, there are of course other schools of linguistics. Probably the trend which is currently seen as coming closest to dethroning generative assumptions is so-called “cognitive linguistics”. And the term “cognitive” sounds as though this school might be likely to recognize the human, creative aspects of language behaviour which prevent linguistics being a science. Unfortunately, it does not. The cognitive school has its own ideas about potentially-refutable boundaries around linguistic possibilities, but where those ideas are clear they are demonstrably wrong. Cognitive linguistics neither rescues the scientific status of linguistics nor offers an intellectually-acceptable alternative.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 14-Sep-2017
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/32134
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.32134
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; The Linguistics Delusion
 
16. Language English=en en
 
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd