Seven Discourses on the Ontology of Natural Languages
Paul Postal
April 2018
 

This work contains seven distinct though related studies of issues arising as to the ontological status of natural languages. It argues for a platonist view of these matters, that is, the view that sentences and languages are abstract objects. It thus rejects claims that languages are biological entities. It also rejects claims that there is an alternative to naturalistic and platonist views involving 'mind-dependent abstract objects'.
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keywords: ontology, types, tokens, platonism, syntax
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