The Unfinished Chomskyan Revolution

@article{Katz1996TheUC,
  title={The Unfinished Chomskyan Revolution},
  author={J. Katz},
  journal={Mind \& Language},
  year={1996},
  volume={11},
  pages={270-294}
}
  • J. Katz
  • Published 1996
  • Philosophy
  • Mind & Language
: 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 language for them to have either concrete acoustic reality or concrete psychological or neural reality. Sentences have to be types, which, by Peirce's generally accepted definition, means that they are abstract objects. Given that sentences are abstract objects, Chomsky's generativism as well as his… Expand
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