Language Hypothesis

Some articles on language, language hypothesis, hypothesis:

Peter Ludlow - Philosophy of Generative Linguistics
... underlying mechanisms that give rise to language related phenomena, and this interest will often trump the goal of accumulating more data ... The second theme is what he calls the "Ψ-language hypothesis" ... It is the hypothesis that the underlying mechanisms (the more basic elements) posited by generative linguists are fundamentally psychological mechanisms and that generative linguistics is a branch of ...

Famous quotes containing the words hypothesis and/or language:

    The hypothesis I wish to advance is that ... the language of morality is in ... grave disorder.... What we possess, if this is true, are the fragments of a conceptual scheme, parts of which now lack those contexts from which their significance derived. We possess indeed simulacra of morality, we continue to use many of the key expressions. But we have—very largely if not entirely—lost our comprehension, both theoretical and practical, of morality.
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