The Internal and the External in Linguistic Explanation.

Epstein, Brian.

Chomsky and others have denied the relevance of external linguistic entities, such as E-languages, to linguistic explanation, and have questioned their coherence altogether. I discuss a new approach to understanding the nature of linguistic entities, focusing in particular on making sense of the varieties of kinds of "words" that are employed in linguistic theorizing. This treatment of linguistic ... read more

Chomsky, Noam.
Tufts University. Department of Philosophy.
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Epstein, Brian. "The Internal and the External in Linguistic Explanation." Croatian Journal of Philosophy 8, no. 1 (2008).
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