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Chapman, Siobhan 1968-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 159 publications in 1 language and 6,377 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Academic theses  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Siobhan Chapman
Philosophy for linguists : an introduction by Siobhan Chapman( )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosophy for Linguists provides students with an introduction to the main topics in the philosophy of language." "Focusing on what linguists need to know and how philosophy relates to modern linguistics, the book is structured around key branches of linguistics, including semantics, pragmatics and language acquisition. Assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy, Siobhan Chapman traces the history and development of ideas in the philosophy of language, and outlines the contributions of specific philosophers."--Jacket
Key ideas in linguistics and the philosophy of language by Christopher Routledge( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers introductory entries on 80 ideas that have shaped the study of language up to the present day. Entries are written by experts in the fields of linguistics and the philosophy of language to reflect the full range of approaches and modes of thought. Each entry includes a brief description of the idea, an account of its development, and its impact on the field of language study. The book is written in an accessible style with clear descriptions of technical terms, guides to further reading, and extensive cross-referencing between entries. A useful additional feature of this book is that it is cross-referenced throughout with Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language (Edinburgh, 2005), revealing significant connections and continuities in the two related disciplines. Ideas covered range from Sense Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Logic, through Generative Semantics, Cognitivism, and Conversation Analysis, to Political Correctness, Deconstruction, and Corpora."--Jacket
Key thinkers in linguistics and the philosophy of language( )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference guide to the work of figures who have played an important role in the development of ideas about language. It includes 80 entries on individual thinkers in the Western tradition, ranging from antiquity to the present day, chosen because of their impact on the description or theory of language
Paul Grice, philosopher and linguist by Siobhan Chapman( )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Grice is best known for a few short articles that have been hugely influential in philosophy and particularly in linguistics. However, these form only a small part of a wide-ranging body of work covering meaning, reference, logic, metaphysics and ethics. This is the first book-length study of Grice's work as a whole. It draws on both published and unpublished material to demonstrate the development of but also the essential coherence of, Grice's thinking. Siobhan Chapman discusses his lesser-known writings and reconsiders the ideas for which he is best known, particularly the theory of conversation, in the context of his work as a whole. She considers Grice's ideas in terms of their impact, particularly on the development of pragmatics, and assesses Grice's work in the context of the time in which it was written, examining how it was shaped by his personal philosophical influences and career, and by his character."--Jacket
Language and empiricism : after the Vienna Circle by Siobhan Chapman( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, the author offers an assessment of the influence of the Vienna circle on language study, and considers its relevance to the debate in present-day linguistics about the relative merits of 'intuitive' and 'real-life' sources of data. The book also introduces and discusses the philosophy of language of Arne Naess
Pragmatic literary stylistics by Siobhan Chapman( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pragmatic Literary Stylistics considers the ways in which current theories of language in use and communicative processes are applied to the analysis, interpretation and definition of literary texts. The contributors draw on a wide range of contemporary pragmatic theories, including relevance theory, Gricean and neo-Gricean theory and politeness theory and utilise a variety of different types and genres of literary text in their analysis, including prose fiction, drama and poetry. An introductory chapter locates the book with respect to the history and current state of the field, and puts forward proposals for future direction. This book offers examples of some of the most important current types of interaction between pragmatics and literary stylistics which sets an agenda for the future of pragmatic literary stylistics and provides a foundation for future research and debate"--
Susan Stebbing and the language of common sense by Siobhan Chapman( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of the life and work of L. Susan Stebbing (1885-1943), the first woman Professor of Philosophy in Britain, and the author of a number of popular books, including 'Thinking to some purpose' (1939). It traces her professional and personal associations with many of the leading philosophers of her day, including G. E. Moore, Bertrand Russell, A. J. Ayer and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Stebbing's early writings were concerned with formal logic, but she came increasingly to believe in the importance of exposing misleading uses of language in, for instance, popular works of science, advertisements, newspaper editorials and political propaganda. This book considers the historical developments and the personal, social and political commitments that contributed to this belief. It also assesses Stebbing's work in the light of subsequent developments both in analytic philosophy and in linguistics, and suggests that it has important contributions to make in both fields"--provided by publisher
Thinking about language : theories of English by Siobhan Chapman( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatics by Siobhan Chapman( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This student-friendly introduction to linguistic pragmatics explains all the major developments in core theoretical pragmatics and engages with the most recent debates in the field. It includes sections demonstrating how pragmatics can be applied to the study of literature, language acquisition and clinical linguistics"--
Accent in context : the ontological status and communicative effects of utterance accent in English by Siobhan Chapman( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The implications of such an account are considered in relation to a number of topics, including reference assignment, the nature of presupposition, truth-conditionality and the distinction between explicit and implicit meaning
Accent and the sentence-utterance distinction by Siobhan Chapman( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatics by Siobhan Chapman( )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This student-friendly introduction to linguistic pragmatics explains all the major developments in core theoretical pragmatics and engages with the most recent debates in the field. Includes sections demonstrating how pragmatics can be applied to the study of literature, language acquisition and clinical linguistics
Speakers and hearers by Siobhan Chapman( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ecopolitical transformations and the development of environmental philosophical awareness in science fictional narratives of terraforming by Christopher Pak( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis examines the motif of terraforming from Wells' War of the Worlds (1898) to James Cameron's film Avatar (2009) in order to assess the dialogical development of ecological themes and its imbrication with politics in science fictional narratives of terraforming. It tracks the growth of the theme in four distinct phases that are contextualised by a short history of terraforming in the introductory first chapter. Chapter two examines the appearance of proto-terraforming and proto-Gaian themes in British scientific romance and American pulp sf prior to Jack Williamson's coining of the term "terraform" in 1942. Environmental philosophical concepts of nature's otherness, Lee's Asymmetry, Autonomy and No-Teleology Theses and notions of identification with nature are examined in this connection to illustrate the character of these texts' engagement with environmental philosophy and ecopolitics. Chapter three examines the development of the terraforming theme in primarily American 1950s terraforming stories and explores how the use of elements of the American Pastoral are deployed within the discourse of sf to consider the various ways in which the political import of terraforming is imagined. Chapter four explores the impact of the environmental movement of the 1960s in terraforming stories of the 1960s-1970s. Beginning with a consideration of the use of Gaian images in characterisations of alien ecologies, this chapter then progresses to consider a parallel strand of terraforming stories that transform the themes of the 1950s texts in the light of the impact of the 1960s environmental movement. Chapter five concludes this analysis by considering two major trilogies of terraforming written in the 1980s-1990s, Pamela Sargent's Venus and Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogies. These works inherit the discourse of terraforming established by earlier works and re-configure them in ways that address contemporary environmental and geopolitical concerns
"Oh, do let's talk about something else" : what is not said and what is implicated in Elizabeth Bowen's "The last September." by Siobhan Chapman( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Continuum studies in theoretical linguistics( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Philosophy for linguists : an introduction
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Key ideas in linguistics and the philosophy of languageKey thinkers in linguistics and the philosophy of languagePaul Grice, philosopher and linguistLanguage and empiricism : after the Vienna CircleThinking about language : theories of EnglishPragmaticsAccent in context : the ontological status and communicative effects of utterance accent in English
Alternative Names
Chapman, Siobhán 1968-

Languages
English (158)