The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics

The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics

Peter Ludlow


Peter Ludlow offers the 1st booklet at the philosophy of generative linguistics, together with either Chomsky's govt and binding concept and his minimalist software. Ludlow explains the inducement of the generative framework, describes its uncomplicated mechanisms, after which addresses the various many attention-grabbing philosophical questions and puzzles that come up when we undertake the final theoretical technique. He specializes in what he is taking to be the main uncomplicated philosophical concerns in regards to the ontology of linguistics, in regards to the nature of information, approximately language/world family members, and approximately top concept standards. those are of vast philosophical curiosity, from epistemology to ethics: Ludlow hopes to carry the philosophy of linguistics to a much wider philosophical viewers and convey that we've got many shared philosophical questions. equally, he goals to set out the philosophical matters in any such means as to interact readers from linguistics, and to motivate interplay among the 2 disciplines on foundational issues.

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