Adrian Pablé

Following a Ph.D. in English linguistics, at the University of Zurich, Adrian Pablé joined the School of English, University of Hong Kong, in August 2009, where he currently teaches for the programmes in ‘English Studies’ and ‘Language and Communication’. Professor Pablé’s interests lie in communication theory, integrational linguistics, semiotics, and philosophy/history of linguistics. Adrian Pablé is the Secretary of the International Association for the Integrational Study of Language and communication. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Language Sciences and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Language &Read More
This book is designed to serve as an academic introduction to integrationism and Integrational Linguistics, and to the wider domain of semiotic inquiry into which it falls. It explores debates of relevance to various fields and disciplines. Originally conceived as a companion volume to Roy Harris’ Introduction to Integrational Linguistics (1998), the text was produced as a stand-alone, and analytic survey of integrationism, as well as an exploration of its relation to linguistic theory and semiotics. The book is divided into three main sections: Theoretical Foundations Topics and Issues Discussion Materials The Theoretical Foundations section offers a summary ofRead More
I previously spoke about the significance of the PhD candidate becoming the PhD study. What are some ways in which to accomplish this? To ontologically reflect the PhD study direction requires a shift in the whole self, and not solely the cognitive, and hence to life-practice the framework applied to the research. The work required to accomplish this need not be broad in scope, where small epistemic reassessments, as well as those of the self, can go a long way. Intensity and depth of investigation can match and even surpass scope in theRead More
A simplistic view of objects can be beneficial as a pioneering methodology, as long as we extend on this by seeking the complexity of the object, or subject, or domain. After all, we need a starting point. Take collectivism and individualism, for example. The work of Hofstede was significant as a pioneering process, but we now really must move past his work and either refute the work, or build on it, to complexify it. Can we really suggest that everyone in the United State is individualist, and that everyone inRead More