ERIC Number: EJ511965
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Natural Grammar, Arbitrary Lexicon: An Enduring Parallel in the History of Linguistic Thought.
Joseph, John E.
Language & Communication, v15 n3 p213-25 Jul 1995
Reviews the nature-convention debate over language from the classical period through the 20th century, examining various views as to whether language constitutes a set of wholly arbitrary correspondences between words and things, or correspondences and rules grounded at least partly in something outside language, such as nature. (24 references) (MDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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