Philosophy Compass 14 (12) (2019)

Ryan Mark Nefdt
University of Cape Town
This article surveys the philosophical literature on theoretical linguistics. The focus of the paper is centred around the major debates in the philosophy of linguistics, past and present, with specific relation to how they connect to the philosophy of science. Specific issues such as scientific realism in linguistics, the scientific status of grammars, the methodological underpinnings of formal semantics, and the integration of linguistics into the larger cognitive sciences form the crux of the discussion.
Keywords philosophy of linguistics  philosophy of cognitive science  philosophy of science
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DOI 10.1111/phc3.12636
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