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ERIC Number: ED102823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Pages: 17
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On the "Language of Observation" in Linguistics. Working Papers on Language Universals, No. 4.
Greenberg, Joseph H.
Use of "the language of observation" as a level of scientific discourse is exemplified. The formal properties of this language are characterized, and the derivability and feasibility of the axiomatic method as applied to it are considered. Also discussed are the theoretical and practical significance of this level with respect to various linguistic (including universal) statements, the seemingly relative nature of observational and theoretic levels, and the question of alternative types of explanations. (Author)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Committee on Linguistics.