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LANGUAGE CHANGE

Jon Williamson

in Bayesian Nets and Causality: Philosophical and Computational Foundations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198530794
eISBN:
9780191712982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530794.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter discusses the situation in which an agent's language or domain may change. It is argued — against a principle of language invariance — that language contains implicit knowledge and so ... More


Quantification and Plurality

Paul M. Pietroski

in Events and Semantic Architecture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199244300
eISBN:
9780191714153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244300.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

In principle, Conjunctivists can treat determiners, like ‘every’, as predicates satisfied by ordered pairs of sets. But this recapitulates standard Functionist accounts, which fail to explain various ... More


On abstraction and language universals

Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini

in Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677139
eISBN:
9780191756368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677139.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The author of this chapter addresses the question of whether language universals are caused or uncaused. He reviews the conservativity property of determiners―a true language universal unexplainable ... More


Quantifiers, Determiners, and Plural Constructions

Byeong-uk Yi

in Unity and Plurality: Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198716327
eISBN:
9780191785030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716327.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This paper presents analyses of natural language quantifiers and determiners. In doing so, the paper pays special attention to plural determiners, determiners that can combine with plural noun ... More


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