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Language InterruptedSigns of Non-Native Acquisition in Standard Language Grammars$
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John McWhorter

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195309805

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309805.001.0001

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Epistemological Caveats

Epistemological Caveats

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(p.51) 3 Epistemological Caveats
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Language Interrupted
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John McWhorter

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309805.003.0004

This chapter addresses three fundamental objections of a philosophical nature that the book's framework may elicit. These include linguistic egalitarianism, incomplete data, and the issue of audience.

Keywords:   languages, complexity, context, pragmatics, intonation, linguistics

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