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    Jackendoff, Ray 2007. Linguistics in Cognitive Science: The state of the art. The Linguistic Review, Vol. 24, Issue. 4,


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Jackendoff's conceptualism

  • James Higginbotham (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X03360157
  • Published online: 01 December 2003
Abstract

In this commentary, I concentrate upon Ray Jackendoff's view of the proper foundations for semantics within the context of generative grammar. Jackendoff (2002) favors a form of internalism that he calls “conceptualism.” I argue that a retreat from realism to conceptualism is not only unwarranted, but even self-defeating, in that the issues that prompt his view will inevitably reappear if the latter is adopted.

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