Is a naturalistic theory of communication possible?

  title={Is a naturalistic theory of communication possible?},
  author={G. Airenti},
  journal={Cognitive Systems Research},
  • G. Airenti
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Cognitive Systems Research
  • This article presents a theoretical discussion of the relationship between language and communication. I discuss Chomsky's position on this topic. Chomsky claims that if it is possible to construct a scientific theory of the language faculty, there is no possibility to construct a scientific theory of communication because in communication human intentionality is involved. This position is contrasted by philosophers of language considering that communication is to be studied as a form of… CONTINUE READING
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