Determination: a universal dimension for inter-language comparison : (preliminary version)

The basic idea I want to develop and to substantiate in this paper consists in replacing – where necessary – the traditional concept of linguistic category or linguistic relation understood as 'things', as reified hypost
The basic idea I want to develop and to substantiate in this paper consists in replacing – where necessary – the traditional concept of linguistic category or linguistic relation understood as 'things', as reified hypostases, by the more dynamic concept of dimension. A dimension of language structure is not coterminous with one single category or relation but, instead, accommodates several of them. It corresponds to certain well circumscribed purposive functions of linguistic activity as well as to certain definite principles and techniques for satisfying these functions. The true universals of language are represented by these dimensions, principles, and techniques which constitute the true basis for non-historical inter-language comparison. The categories and relations used in grammar are condensations – hypostases as it were – of such dimensions, principles, and techniques. Elsewhere I have outlined the theory which I want to test here in a case study.
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Author:Hansjakob Seiler
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-251214
Parent Title (German):Kölner Universalienprojekt: Arbeiten des Kölner Universalien-Projekts ; Nr. 23
Series (Serial Number):Arbeiten des Kölner Universalien-Projekts : akup (23)
Publisher:Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Institut für Linguistik, Universität zu Köln
Place of publication:Köln
Document Type:Working Paper
Language:English
Year of Completion:1976
Year of first Publication:1976
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/08/08
SWD-Keyword:Determination <Linguistik>; Kontrastive Linguistik; Sprachliche Universalien
Pagenumber:34
Dewey Decimal Classification:410 Linguistik
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Sprachtypologie / Language typology
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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