In Defense of Public Languages
My modest aim in this note is to sketch three interrelated critiques of public languages, and to respond to them. All allegedly support the same conclusion: that, insofar as they even exist, the study of public languages is not a viable scientific project. (Related critiques of semantics, understood as involving word-world relations, will be touched on as well.)
Robert J. Stainton. "In Defense of Public Languages" Linguistics and Philosophy (2012).
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