THE EMPTINESS OF THE LEXICON : Critical Reflections on J . Pustejovsky ' s THE GENERATIVE LEXICON

@inproceedings{Fodor1996THEEO,
  title={THE EMPTINESS OF THE LEXICON : Critical Reflections on J . Pustejovsky ' s THE GENERATIVE LEXICON},
  author={Jerry A. Fodor and Ernie Lepore},
  year={1996}
}
INTRODUCTION A certain metaphysical thesis about meaning that we'll call Informational Role Semantics (IRS) is accepted practically universally in linguistics, philosophy and the cognitive sciences: the meaning (or content, or`sense') of a linguistic expression 1 is constituted, at least in part, by at least some of its inferential relations. This idea is hard to state precisely, both because notions like metaphysical constitution are moot and, more importantly, because different versions of… CONTINUE READING

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