Rules and Dispositions in Language Use

  • Florian Demont-Biaggi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

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  3. Language Use and Rule-Following

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      Pages 3-3
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  4. The Objective Grounds of Language Use

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  5. Linguistic Powers and Their Proper Study

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 228-251

About this book


Rules and Dispositions in Language Use explains how correct language use is governed by both rules and general human dispositions. It does so by bringing together themes from Ludwig Wittgenstein and Noam Chomsky, which for many years have been thought to be incompatible.


Rules language use dispositions rule-following Kripkenstein meaning semantics pragmatics syntax generative grammar universal grammar Chomsky Wittgenstein objectivity realism and anti-realism Index language Ludwig Wittgenstein Noam Chomsky

Authors and affiliations

  • Florian Demont-Biaggi
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  1. 1.Military AcademyETH ZurichSwitzerland

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