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Buddhism and Linguistics

Theory and Philosophy

Editors: Herat, Manel (Ed.)

  • Offers the first book-length examination of Buddhism and Linguistics
  • Explores original topics such as the connection between Buddhism and semiotics; parallels between Buddhism and the human mind; markedness, Buddhist philosophy and linguistics
  • Presents studies of Buddhism and Linguistics in Japan, India, China, Mongolia and Sri Lanka
  • Provides novel insights into the interdisciplinary study of the interface between Buddhism and Linguistics
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About this book

This edited collection brings linguistics into contact with a millennia of works by Buddhist scholars. Examining the Buddhist contemplative tradition and its extensive writings from an interdisciplinary perspective, the authors bridge the gap between such customs and human language. To do so, they provide chapters on linguistics, history, religious studies, philosophy and semiotics. Uniting scholars from three different continents and from many disciplines and institutions, this innovative and unique book is sure to appeal to anyone interested in Buddhist traditions and linguistics.

About the authors

Manel Herat is Lecturer in English Language at Liverpool Hope University, UK. Her research interests include World Englishes, World War I letters, and Psychology of Language including Child Language.



Reviews

“Manel Herat’s collection brings together seven essays that both individually and collectively give much needed attention to the issues of Buddhism and linguistics. A wide range of historical periods, cultural regions, and doctrinal lineages are discussed, giving the collection not only broad application, but also relevance to scholars working in any number of specializations. At the same time that contemporary theories are employed analytically by several contributors in their studies, theories regarding language based in traditional sources are explicated as well.” (Richard Payne, Yehan Numata Professor of Japanese Buddhism, Institute of Buddhist Studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Herat, Manel

    Pages 1-18

  • The Buddhist Philosophy of Language in India: An Overview

    Lysenko, Viktoria

    Pages 19-33

  • The Finger and the Moon: Language, Reality, and Interpretation in Zen Buddhism

    Williams, Duane

    Pages 35-54

  • Semiotics as Soteriology: A Different Look at Mediaeval Japanese Buddhism

    Rambelli, Fabio

    Pages 55-80

  • Object-Hood and Objectification in Buddhist Philosophy: Origin and Obstacle of Language

    Xiong, Jiajuan

    Pages 81-99

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eBook 44,02 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67413-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 57,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67412-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Buddhism and Linguistics
Book Subtitle
Theory and Philosophy
Editors
  • Manel Herat
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67413-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67413-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67412-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 191
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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