Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Technology Education

Critical Thinking in the Teaching of Linguistics

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Liu Jianwen
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Available Online April 2015.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-15.2015.52How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Critical Thinking; the Teaching of Linguistics; Cooperative Principle; Segmentation; Intentionality;
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Technology Education
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
April 2015
ISBN
978-94-62520-60-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-15.2015.52How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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