Croatian Journal of Philosophy 9 (1):45-67 (2009)

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Brian Epstein
Tufts University
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My aim in this paper is to discuss a metaphysical framework within which to understand “standard linguistic entities” (SLEs), such as words, sentences, phonemes, and other entities routinely employed in linguistic theory. In doing so, I aim to defuse certain kinds of skepticism, challenge convention-based accounts of SLEs, and present a series of distinctions for better understanding what the various accounts of SLEs do and do not accomplish
Keywords linguistics  convention  chomsky  words
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DOI croatjphil2009915
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