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Once again, on deduction in Communicativistics: a remark about the article by V.M. Alpatov about “childhood diseases” in modern linguistics

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The article analyzes the opinion of Russian linguist V.M.Alpatov who denies in the modern study of communication deductive approach. Have been discussed the points of view, according to which the deductive approach in science or is itself worse than inductive, or can not be used for external linguistic and non-linguistic reasons. It is shown that in the modern study of communication is less studies using explicit methods, than postulate. The usage of "lax" sources in theoretical contexts: reflections of writers, philosophers, memoirs of immigrants and ethnic stereotypes – also prevents systematic approach. At the same time these dangers can accompany the use of the deductive approach, as well as be the result / cause of failure from such use.


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