Readership: Scholars and advanced students of philosophy of language and linguistics.
Peter Ludlow, Northwestern University
"Ludlow's book contains a rich and highly informed discussion of a wide range of issues in the philosophy of linguistics. It is an excellent and important contribution to this emerging field, and hopefully it will encourage its continuing growth." - Ofra Magidor, Analysis
Introduction: The Plan
1: Linguistic Preliminaries
2: The Ontology of Generative Linguistics
3: Linguistic Data and Linguistic Judgments
4: A Role for Normative Rule Governance?
5: Worries about Rules and Representations
6: Referential Semantics for narrow ?-languages?
7: Best Theory Criteria and Methodological Minimalism
Appendix: Interview with Noam Chomsky