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In Defense of Public Languages
Linguistics and Philosophy (2012)
  • Robert J. Stainton, University of Western Ontario

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.)

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