David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Croatian Journal of Philosophy 21 (3):403-426 (2007)
I explore one apparent source of conflict between our naïve view of grammatical properties and the best available scientific view of grammatical properties. That source is the modal dependence of the range of naïve, or manifest, grammatical properties that is available to a speaker upon the configurations and operations of their internal systems—that is, upon scientific grammatical properties. Modal dependence underwrites the possibility of conflicting grammatical appearances. In response to that possibility, I outline a compatibilist strategy, according to which the range of grammatical properties accessible to a speaker is dependent upon their cognitive apparatus, but the properties so accessible are also mind-independent.
|Keywords||appearance grammar syntax Chomsky naive linguistics Rey idiolect language intuition|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Peter M. S. Hacker (2012). Wittgenstein on Grammar, Theses and Dogmatism. Philosophical Investigations 35 (1):1-17.
A. I͡U Aĭkhenvalʹd (2004). Evidentiality. Oxford University Press.
C. A. Seger (1998). Independent Judgment-Linked and Motor-Linked Forms of Artificial Grammar Learning. Consciousness and Cognition 7 (2):259-284.
Wolfram Hinzen (2013). Narrow Syntax and the Language of Thought. Philosophical Psychology 26 (1):1-23.
Barbara Schmitz (2006). Grammatical Propositions. Grazer Philosophische Studien 71 (1):227-249.
Jonathan Knowles (2000). Knowledge of Grammar as a Propositional Attitude. Philosophical Psychology 13 (3):325 – 353.
Michael H. Kelly (1999). Indirect Representation of Grammatical Class at the Lexeme Level. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (1):49-50.
M. Dolores Jiménez López (2006). A Grammar Systems Approach to Natural Language Grammar. Linguistics and Philosophy 29 (4):419 - 454.
Guy Longworth (2007). Conflicting Grammatical Appearances. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 7 (3):403-426.
Added to index2009-09-03
Total downloads137 ( #7,764 of 1,413,402 )
Recent downloads (6 months)46 ( #2,507 of 1,413,402 )
How can I increase my downloads?