Critical Thinking in the Teaching of Linguistics
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- Critical Thinking; the Teaching of Linguistics; Cooperative Principle; Segmentation; Intentionality;
Theories of every discipline are rooted in philosophy and require critical thinking to get them through. Studies in linguistics are no exception. This paper, taking perspectives of segmentation and rationality, presents analysis of one problem—the conflict between the Cooperative Principle and its maxims—the violations of maxims and the observation of the Cooperative Principle, which obsesses many beginners of linguistics; from this discussion, we can find that some linguistic theories (pragmatic theories in particular) develop from and therefore are rooted in philosophy. So, when we deal with some linguistic theories, we should not only observe them for the sake of linguistics superficially, but also find out their philosophical background to help us get a thorough understanding of them; during this process, we should learn to think about, analyze and solve linguistic problems philosophically.
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TY - CONF AU - Liu Jianwen PY - 2015/04 DA - 2015/04 TI - Critical Thinking in the Teaching of Linguistics BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Technology Education PB - Atlantis Press SP - 176 EP - 179 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-15.2015.52 DO - 10.2991/icsste-15.2015.52 ID - Jianwen2015/04 ER -