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Jessica S. Janneck
Johns Hopkins University
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In this paper, I will argue that semantic holism is, inherently, a false claim. Semantic holism, here, being defined as the meaning of a word or expression in a given language (λ) is constructed by its relation to other words and expressions in said given language (λ) and its role in said given language (λ). The following premises and examples within the premises support the refutability of semantic holism, including linguistic relativity, culture and linguistic determinism.
Keywords Relativism  Linguistic Relativity  Linguistic Determinism  Spanish and English language comparison  Semantic holism  syntax and semantics
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