Limiting the arbitrary : linguistic naturalism and its opposites in Plato's Cratylus and modern theories of language / John E. Joseph.

The idea that some aspects of language are 'natural', while others are arbitrary, artificial or derived, runs all through modern linguistics, from Chomsky's GB theory and Minimalist program and his concept of E- and I-language, to Greenberg's search for linguistic universals, Pin...

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Main Author: Joseph, John Earl.
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2000.
Series:Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Studies in the history of the language sciences ; v. 96.
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