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ERIC Number: EJ565265
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
Semantics and the "Etymological Fallacy" Fallacy.
Hutton, Christopher
Language Sciences, v20 n2 p189-200 Apr 1998
Rejects the "etymological fallacy" theory, which seeks to minimize the role of etymology in the study of semantics, arguing that etymology represents a perfectly coherent philosophy of language, given that linguistic change is a legitimate source of anxiety for any culture founded on laws or sacred texts, whether oral or written. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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