Anti-Chomskyans

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Title
Anti-Chomskyans
Author
氏名 Araki Naoki
ヨミ アラキ ナオキ
別名 荒木 直樹
Subject
meaning
context
deep structure
extra-linguistic factors
grammar
integrational linguistics
medium
Abstract

A Japanese linguist, Katsuhiko Tanaka says that Noam Chomsky interprets meanings of words without considering contexts, in which words are used. Furthermore, he claims that Chomsky derives meanings of words from deep structures. But according to Tanaka, deep structures are determined by extra-linguistic factors such as culture, situations, expectations and so on. So if Tanaka is correct, we cannot interpret meanings only from deep structures. Moreover, Tanaka insists that grammar is in language and is derived from language although Chomsky claims that grammar generates language. Tanaka’s thought about language is similar to Roy Harris’s integrational linguistics, according to which language is a medium that enables linguistic communication to be successful among people in communities. Harris also insists that words do not have any meanings at all just as the Keynesians claim that money, whether coins or bills, does not have any value at all.

Journal Title
広島工業大学紀要. 研究編
Volume
53
Spage
29
Epage
37
Published Date
2019-02
Publisher
広島工業大学
ISSN
1346-9975
NCID
AA11599110
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
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