Posted: Mar 21, 2014 10:07 am
by hackenslash
Zwaarddijk wrote:No, semantics is just as much a discipline in linguistics.

I have no problem with that, but the terms he asking for definitions of here aren't ones I'd go to a linguist to define, not least because the terms themselves are epistemological constructs, thus philosophy.

Besides, the question how linguists define some thing is relevant if you want to understand what linguists are saying - any scholars will give definitions for various terms; or are you going to tell us to go to philosophers to learn what terms like "derivative" or "gradient" mean?

I'll grant you all that and, of course, you wouldn't go to a semanticist to define 'energy-momentum 4-vector', but the point still stands.

Anyhoo, seeker, now a linguist has arrived, perhaps he can help you.