Methodology / Philosophy of Linguistics


·         Linguistics and metascience (diss.). Risteen kirjapaino: Studia Philosophica Turkuensia II. 1974 (pp. 363).

·         Grammatical theory and metascience: A critical inquiry into the philosophical and methodological foundations of 'autonomous' linguistics. Amsterdam: Benjamins. 1978 (pp. x, 355).

·         Causality in linguistic theory: A critical inquiry into the philosophical and methodological foundations of 'non-autonomous' linguistics. London: Croom Helm. 1983 (pp. x, 332).

·         Methods of formalization beside and inside both autonomous and non-autonomous linguistics. University of Turku: Publications in General Linguistics 6. 2003 (pp. iii, 227).

·         What is language? A study in the philosophy of linguistics. University of Turku: Publications in General Linguistics 8. 2003 (pp. 226).

·         Analogy as structure and process: Approaches in linguistics, cognitive psychology and philosophy of science. Amsterdam: Benjamins. 2005 (pp. xiii, 249).

·         ¿Qué es el lenguaje? Introducción a la filosofía de la lingüística [Spanish translation of a revised and enlarged version of Itkonen (2003b), translated and with an introduction by Araceli López Serena]. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2008 (pp. 324).

Edited volumes:

·        Jordan Zlatev, Timothy P. Racine, Chris Sinha & Esa Itkonen (eds.): The Shared Mind: Perspectives on Intersubjectivity. (Converging evidence in language and communication 12) Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2008 (pp. xiii+391).

Selected articles:

·         Zur Charakterisierung der Glossematik. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 3/LXIX, 1968, 452−471.

·         Un conflict entre facteurs phonétiques et facteurs fonctionnels dans un texte en latin mérovingien. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen.Bulletin de la Société Néophilologique 3 LXX, 1969, 471−484.

·         An epistemological approach to linguistic semantics. Ajatus: Yearbook of the Philosophical Society of Finland XXXII, 1970, 96−142.

·         Zwei verschiedene Versionen der Bedeutungskomponente. Linguistics 59, 1970, 3−15.

·         Transformational grammar and the philosophy of science. E.F.K. Koerner (ed.): The transformational-generative paradigm and modern linguistic theory. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1975, 381−440.

·         The use and misuse of the principle of axiomatics in linguistics. Lingua 38 (3/4), 1976, 185−220.

·         Was für eine Wissenschaft ist die Linguistik eigentlich? D. Wunderlich (ed.): Wissenschafttheorie der Linguistik. Frankfurt a/M: Athenäum Verlag, 1976, 56−76.

·         Die Beziehung des Sprachwissens zum Sprechverhalten. H. Weber & H. Weydt (eds.): Sprachtheorie und Pragmatik. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1976, 39−47.

·         The relation between grammar and sociolinguistics. Forum Linguisticum I/3, 1977, 238−254.

·         Does combining the computer analogy with logical semantics produce a theory of pragmatics? Papers from the Conference on General Linguistics, Seili 2930.8.1979. Publications of The Linguistic Association of Finland 3, 1979, 1−14.

·         Qualitative vs. quantitative analysis in linguistics. T.A. Perry (ed.): Evidence and argumentation in linguistics. Berlin & New York: de Gruyter, 1980, 334−366.

·         The concept of linguistic intuition. F. Coulmas (ed.): A Festschrift for native speaker. The Hague: Mouton, 1981, 127−140.

·         Review Article on On explaining language change by R. Lass. Language 3/1981, 688−697.

·         Short-term and long-term teleology in linguistic change. J.P.Maher et al. (eds.): Papers from the 3rd international conference on historical linguistics. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1982, 85−118.

·         Concerning the ontological question in linguistics. Language & Communication, Vol.4, 1984, 241−246.

·         On the 'rationalist' conception of linguistic change. Diachronica I/2, 1984, 203−216.

·         Is there a difference between Hegel's dialectical method and the explicative method of analytical philosophy? Annalen der internationalen Gesellschaft für dialektische Philosophie IV. Köln: Pahl-Rugenstein, 1988, 245−250.

·         A critique of the 'post-structuralist' conception of language. Semiotica 71 (3/4), 1988, 305−320.

·         A defence of Kuhn. Science Studies 2/1989, 51−55.

·         Fallacies of deconstruction: Contradiction in literature and contradiction linguistics. Journal of Literary Semantics XX/1, 1991, 31−36.

·         Causation. R.E. Asher (ed.): The encyclopedia of language and linguistics. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1993 (4 pp.).

·         Hermeneutics, ibidem (3 pp.).

·         Norm, ibidem (3 pp.).

·         Is there a ‘computational paradigm’ within linguistics? SKY: Yearbook of the Linguistic Association of Finland, 1996, 53−64.

·         The social ontology of linguistic meaning. SKY: Yearbook of the Linguistic Association of Finland, 1997, 49−80.

·         On (sign) language, music, and anti-modularity. SKY: Yearbook of the Linguistic Association of Finland, 1998, 93−108.

·         Funtionalism yes, biologism no: A comment on 'Optimality and diachronic adaptation' by M. Haspelmath. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 18/2, 1999, 219−221.

·         Grammaticalization as an analogue of hypothetico-deductive thinking. I. Wischer & G. Diewald (eds.): New reflections on grammaticalization. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2002: 413−422.

·         Linguistics as a system of distinct types of ontology-cum-epistemology. P. Gärdenfors et al. (eds.): In the scope of logic, methodology and philosophy of science, Vol. II of the 11th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Cracow, August 1999. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2002, 431−441.

·         Concerning (radical) construction grammar. T. Haukioja (ed.): Papers on language theory. University of Turku: Publications in General Linguistics 10, 2006, 106−121.

·         Three fallacies that recur in linguistic argumentation. Ibidem, 122−126.

·         The central role of normativity in language and linguistics. J. Zlatev, T. Racine, C. Sinha & E. Itkonen (eds.): The shared mind: Perspectives on intersubjectivity. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2008, 279−305.

·         (with J. Zlatev, T. Racine & C. Sinha) Intersubjectivity: What makes us human? Ibidem, 1−14.

·         Concerning the role of consciousness in linguistics. Journal of Consciousness Studies 15/6, 2008, 15−33.