Factors emocionals en la formació de teories lingüistiques: el cas romànic

Translated title of the contribution: Emotional factors in the formation of linguistic theories: The Romanic case

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I examine four cases which are instances of the interference of emotional factors in the formulation of linguistic analyses: the determination of the primeval language, the chronology of the “birth” of Romance languages, the interpretation of two glottonyms in a 9th century Arabic text, and some ideas from Menéndez Pidal about the history of Spanish. In each of these four cases an illegitimate object is “invented” by transferring the positive subjective evaluations of the object, as if they are objective properties, to the object, and a fallacious argumentation is provided.
Translated title of the contributionEmotional factors in the formation of linguistic theories: The Romanic case
Original languageCatalan
Title of host publicationConstructing Languages: norms, myths and emotions
EditorsFrancesc Feliu Torrent, Josep Maria Nadal Farreras
Place of PublicationAmsterdam/Philadelphia
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789027266637
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameIVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
ISSN (Print)2211-5412

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