Linguistic understanding and knowledge

Noûs 42 (1):50–79 (2008)
Is linguistic understanding a form of knowledge? I clarify the question and then consider two natural forms a positive answer might take. I argue that, although some recent arguments fail to decide the issue, neither positive answer should be accepted. The aim is not yet to foreclose on the view that linguistic understanding is a form of knowledge, but to develop desiderata on a satisfactory successor to the two natural views rejected here.
Keywords Understanding  Linguistic knowledge
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0068.2007.00673.x
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