Some Core Contested Concepts
Author(s)Chomsky, Avram Noam
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Core concepts of language are highly contested. In some cases this is legitimate: real empirical and conceptual issues arise. In other cases, it seems that controversies are based on misunderstanding. A number of crucial cases are reviewed, and an approach to language is outlined that appears to have strong conceptual and empirical motivation, and to lead to conclusions about a number of significant issues that differ from some conventional beliefs.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
Chomsky, Noam. “Some Core Contested Concepts.” Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 44.1 (2015): 91–104.
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