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When we study human language, we are approaching what some might call the 'human essence,' the distinctive qualities of mind that ...
The core problem of human language ... I take to be this: having mastered a language, one is able to understand an indefinite numb ...
My friend had a brilliant idea. This impressed me. It reflected an immense deal of credit on his brain. But when he expressed it, ...
Any language is necessarily a finite system applied with different degrees of creativity to an infinite variety of situations, and ...
The living language is like a cowpath: it is the creation of the cows themselves, who, having created it, follow it or depart from ...
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
I am both a public and a private school boy myself, having always changed schools just as the class in English in the new school w ...
Every living language, like the perspiring bodies of living creatures, is in perpetual motion and alteration; some words go off, a ...
If English is spoken in heaven ... God undoubtedly employs Cranmer as his speechwriter. The angels of the lesser ministries probab ...
The most striking aspect of linguistic competence is what we may call the 'creativity of language,' that is, the speaker's ability ...
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