Sphota Theory of Language

A Philosophical Analysis by Harold G. Coward

Publisher: South Asia Books

Written in English
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  • Indian Philosophy,
  • Philosophy Of Language
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ISBN 100836406923
ISBN 109780836406924

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One of the most significant attempts to understand language from within in the history of human thought. Coward has described the complex and often intuitive aspect of Cited by: 3.

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5/5(1). The Sphota Theory of Language: A Philosophical Analysis by Harold G. Coward By Harold G. Coward Essentially the most major makes an attempt to appreciate /5(9). The present book is a commendable introduction to India's contribution to the study of language and the interconnectedness of approaches to linguistics, philosophy, logic and aesthetics in ancient India.

It is a seminal contribution to contemporary concerns of reading ancient texts in. The sphota theory “refers to the interior apprehension of meaning in language” (Beck 8). Sphota comes from the Sanskrit word sphut which literally means “to burst forth or when applied to language a bursting forth of illumination or light” (Coward 12).

Buy The Sphota Theory of Language by Coward, Harold G. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. So in order to discuss the sphota theory of Bhartrhari we have to make a historical review of Indian Language philosophy beginning from the Vedas.

Such an attempt will help us to place Bhartrhari in a historical context. The language and literature of India began with the Vedas. Over the centuries, many theories have been put forward—and almost all of them have been challenged, discounted, and ridiculed.

(See Where Does Language Come From?) Inthe Linguistic Society of Paris banned any discussion of the topic: "The Society will accept no communication concerning either the origin of language or the creation of a universal language.".

Get this from a library. The sphota theory of language: a philosophical analysis. [Harold G Coward] -- Study of some linguistic considerations in Sanskrit grammar and Hindu philosophy. The Definitive Book of Body Language: The Hidden Meaning Behind People's Gestures and Expressions.

The behaviourist B. Skinner then proposed this theory as an explanation for language acquisition in humans. In Verbal Behaviour (), he stated: "The basic processes and relations which give verbal behaviour its special characteristics are now fairly well understood.

Much of the experimental work responsible for this advance has. The Sphota theory of language: a philosophical analysis. [Harold G Coward] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library.

Create # South Asia Books\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n wdrs. language and communication, as well as the methods of analysis used by those who work in this field.

It also considers the complexity of language by examin-ing various theories about how children acquire language. The fact that small children learn language in a relatively short period of time indicates that people may have innate language. Specific topics include sphota theory, the word as a unit of sentence, the problem of translation, and an elaboration of Bhatrhari's view of cognition.

From inside the book What people are saying. The concept of sphoTais the unique contribution of Indian grammarians to the philosophy of language. This is the theory, which explains the working of the speech process. We do not have sufficient evidence, in our hand to establish as to who was the first founder of the sphoTa theory.

is the last sentence in a structure that indicates sphota. Sphota is practically manifest from tha last sound. It is from the last sound that the cognition of the entire word- structure is derived, together with the impression produced by preceeding sound.

Sphotu in this context is 'antima buddhi graahya' or what is known by the last word, sphota. This Book provides a concise yet comprehensive account of the arguments of classical Indian philosophers, Sanskrit Grammarians, and literary critics about the origins and nature of language.

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"Language, in its widest sense, means the sum total of such signs of our thoughts and feelings as are capable of external perception and as could be produced and repeated.

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The absence of such evidence certainly hasn't discouraged speculation about the origins of language. Over the centuries, many theories have been put forward—and just about all of them have been challenged, discounted, and often ridiculed.

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7 Great Theories About Language Learning by Brilliant Thinkers. Theories of language learning have been bandied about since about as far back as one would care to look. It may be surprising to know that the problems that philosophers in Ancient Greece and 16th century France were concerned about are largely still relevant today.

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In Chomsky‟s book „ Theory of Syntax ‟ it laid out the reasoning for a theory of innate knowledge, and since then much of his work and volumes of work inspired by him have added to. Environmental Influences on Language Acquisition.

A major proponent of the idea that language depends largely on environment was the behaviorist B. F. Skinner (see pages and for more information on Skinner).He believed that language is acquired through principles of conditioning, including association, imitation, and reinforcement.In his book “Aspects of the Theory of Syntax” published inhe has pushed forward the fundamental observation that there are deep structures and surface structures in every sentence, no matter what language.

This is the reason why you can form sentences with similar meaning using a theoretically infinite combination of words.The second theory of language acquisition chosen for this essay was social interaction theory.

This model was developed in response to the behavioural and linguistic theories of language acquisition and incorporates aspects of both of these. The social interaction theory suggests that language develops because of its social-communicative function.