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Tacit Belief, Semantics and Grammar

Kent Johnson
Linguistics and Philosophy
Vol. 27, No. 1 (Feb., 2004), pp. 57-91
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25001915
Page Count: 35
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Abstract

This paper explores speakers' epistemic access to the semantic and syntactic features of sentences of their language. I argue that there is evidence that ceteris paribus, the actual semantic features of sentences of a language are accessible as such by typical speakers of that language. I then explore various linguistic, cognitive, and epistemic consequences of this position.

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