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Is Language Intrinsically ‘Fascist’? The Relationship between Gender Across Languages and Ostracism

Author D’Angelo, Francesca Affiliation Department of Human Studies, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy Abstract The present work aims to answer the question of whether and under what circumstances the language can be considered as intrinsically ‘fascist’ (Barthes 1978), in that it compels us to speak in a certain […]

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Levels of adequacy: Chomsky vs. Behaviorism

Author Elsa Skënderi Rakipllari Affiliation Faculty of History and Philology, Department of Linguistics, University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania Abstract This paper compares and contrasts the standpoints of Chomsky and behaviorism on the grammar adequacy levels. Firstly we bring into attention the philosophical views of Chomsky and behaviorism respectively on the language faculty, providing a theoretical […]

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The last frontier in the philosophy of language: implications of ICT for the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis

Author Alex Kasonde Affiliation Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe Abstract The paper argues that the advent of Information Communications Technology (ICT) bears implications for the philosophy of language generally and the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis (SWH) in particular. The paper’s argument is premised on the potential of ICT to provide solutions in digital communication that are more user-friendly […]

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An emergenist perspective of language origin: the computational modeling of language evolution

Author1 Ali Rahimi Affiliation Kashan University, Iran Author2 Hamzeh Haghighi Affiliation Kashan University, Iran Abstract The developmental psychology, cognitive sciences, and neurosciences try to understand how language is acquired and processed by humans at present. The researchers in these areas are interested in language origin in order to inform their theories. In addition to these […]

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Linguistics in the era of technology: issues and prospects

Author Ksenija Bogetić Affiliation Belgrade University, Belgrade, Serbia Abstract The aim of this paper is to examine the role of linguistics in the period of increasing technological development and prove that, despite certain skeptical claims, it continues to be a significant and fruitful field of research. I briefly describe the major recent developments in the […]