A Third Revolution in Linguistics: The Interplay between the Verbal and Non-verbal

Jun Liu

Abstract


This article regards Saussure’s social, static and structural perspective and Chomsky’s individual, generative and formal perspective as two revolutions in linguistics in the 20th century. A third revolution is already on the way. This is characterised by considering the individual’s mental mechanisms in relation to the interplay between verbal and non-verbal cognitive activities.

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Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/elt.v2n1p85

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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