Tag Archives: Linguistic Semantics

Quest for Truth- New Linguistic Research Methodologies (Published)

This current research aims to investigate current linguistics theories in an attempt to probe the research methodology employed in achieving their own hypotheses. It deals with the problem of handling linguistic research data within these theories. Hence, it discusses well known macro paradigms in linguistic metatheory: the inductivist, deductivist and hypodeductivist approaches as being employed by structuralism and functionalism. It concludes that a single approach is not entirely justified, therefore other approaches would be necessary in decision making of an outstanding problem in research methodology

Keywords: Axiomatic Functional Linguistics, Deductivism, Hypotheticodeductivism, Inductivism, Linguistic Semantics, Research Methodology