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linguistic turn


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A change in emphasis in the discourse of the humanities and social sciences reflecting a recognition (beyond the bounds of linguistics itself) of the importance of language in human meaning-making. The linguistic turn in the humanities came in the 1970s. See alsoconversation analysis; ethnomethodology; intersubjectivity; structuralism; symbolic interactionism; comparerhetorical turn; visual turn.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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