A note on conventions and unvoiced syntax

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Abstract

This note briefly responds to Devitt's (2008) riposte to Collins's (2008a) argument that linguistic realism prima facie fails to accommodate unvoiced elements within syntax. It is argued that such elements remain problematic. For it remains unclear how conventions might target the distribution of PRO and how they might explain hierarchical structure that is presupposed by such distribution and which is not witnessed in concrete strings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-247
Number of pages7
JournalCroatian Journal of Philosophy
Volume8
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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