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NAMING AND CLASSIFICATION (CONE PRINCIPLE)

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dc.creator CRAMER, SABINE
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-09T17:58:08Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-09T17:58:08Z
dc.date.issued 1987
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1911/13214
dc.description.abstract The topic of naming and classification reveals human language as a construct of infinite variability. Not only do naming and classification occur in everyday life, but especially within language investigation they document an indispensable axiomatic basic and serve as a tool for linguists and as the main focus of their study. De Saussure, as the founder of structuralism, focuses his language analysis on structural elements and thus lays the foundation for modern linguistic theory. The "cone" is posited as a figurative representation to explain the connection between the different fields of linguistics and to reveal their unifying central principle. Not only can this construction be used to reflect traditional linguistic terminology, such as diachronic and synchronic, but it also provides a means for portraying a horizontal-vertical language analysis within inter-lingual, as well as intra-lingual investigation in various fields of linguistics. In conclusion, linguistics is shown to be a science based throughout upon classificatory models and their names.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Language, Linguistics
dc.title NAMING AND CLASSIFICATION (CONE PRINCIPLE)
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Linguistics and Semiotics
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation CRAMER, SABINE. (1987) "NAMING AND CLASSIFICATION (CONE PRINCIPLE)." Masters Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/13214.

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