LING 3104 Formalism and Functionalism in Linguistics (Fall: 3 )
Analysis of two competing orientations in linguistic theory since 1900: formalism (emphasizing systematicity, autonomy, abstraction: American structuralism, varieties of generativism); versus functionalism (prioritizing the role communication imposes on language: Prague School, cognitive linguistics). Extensions into applied linguistics. Readings, lectures, discussion.
Instructor(s): Margaret Thomas
Last Updated: 21-Jun-16