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Ignorance of language

Author: Michael Devitt
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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What is linguistics about? What role should linguistic intuitions play in constructing grammars? What is innate about language? Arguing that linguistics is about linguistic reality and is not part of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Devitt
ISBN: 0199250960 9780199250967
OCLC Number: 718223080
Description: 304 p
Contents: I. LINGUISTICS IS NOT PSYCHOLOGY ; II. POSITIONS ON PSYCHOLOGICAL REALITY ; III. 'PHILOSOPHICAL' ARGUMENTS FOR THE REPRESENTATIONAL THESIS ; IV. THE RELATION OF LANGUAGE TO THOUGHT ; V. LANGUAGE USE AND ACQUISITION
Responsibility: Michael Devitt.

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A wealth of careful distinctions and detailed arguments...an example of how serious philosophy of a very technical area may be conducted with thoroughness, lucidity, and elegance. * John Collins, Read more...

 
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