|Language rules, philosophy: the question here is whether rules for the use of language are possible or useful at all. Some authors acknowledge them for the definition of reference (reference objects), but not for meanings. See also language acquisition, language, language games, reference. meaning._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.|
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Speech patterns/language device/terminology/Millikan: I mean words with these, syntactic forms, stress, accents, punctuation, etc.
Thesis: such patterns are handed-down only because stable open and covert reactions of a cooperation partner are just as much handed down (they have asserted themselves).
Standardization/Millikan: the (speech-) pattern only performs its eigenfunction with a cooperation partner, but with an arbitrary one. Therefore, it must be standardized.
Stabilization/Millikan/(s): (temporary) for recurring tokens there must be a similarity to previous ones.
Stabilization/standardization/Millikan: stabilization and standardization are two sides of a medal._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987