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The structure of a semantic theory
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An integrated theory of linguistic descriptions
The authors offer a theory concerning the nature of a linguistic description, that is, a theoretical statement about the kind of description that a linguist is able to give of a natural language.Expand
Language and other abstract objects
  • J. Katz
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • 1 November 1980
An Integrated Theory of Linguistic Description
Mentalism in linguistics
Linguists who conceive of their science as a discipline which collects utterances and classifies their parts often pride themselves on their freedom from mentalism. But freedom from mentalism is anExpand
A HYPOTHESIS ABOUT THE UNIQUENESS OF NATURAL LANGUAGE *
principles are tested against the facts in comparative linguistics. (Ref. 9, Sections 5 , 6, & 7.) Above, we described the controversy between rationalism and empiricism over the uniqueness of humanExpand
The philosophy of language
  • J. Katz
  • Philosophy, Psychology
  • 1 September 1968
The Unfinished Chomskyan Revolution
: Chomsky's criticism of Bloomfieldian structuralism's conception of linguistic reality applies equally to his own conception of linguistic reality. There are too many sentences in a natural languageExpand
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