Meanings are syntactically individuated and found in the head

Mind and Language 13 (2):225-280 (1998)
Abstract
Expanding on some of Chomsky’s recently expressed views of meaning in a way that is consistent with his long-held rationalist conception of mind, I show how syntax, broadly conceived, could individuate meanings and provide a science of meanings inside the head. Interpretation becomes a pragmatic matter, although a rationalist account of mind shows how internal meanings guide interpretation and, more generally, language use. In this view of meanings, interpretation, and mind, semantics as usually understood disappears.
Keywords Language  Linguistics  Meaning  Syntax  Chomsky, N
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DOI 10.1111/1468-0017.00076
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