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Re: Tlvn, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

From:Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Thursday, September 16, 1999, 17:57
Boudewijn Rempt wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Sep 1999, wayne chevrier wrote: > > > The trick is to find the right categories for things you want to study. > > The final trick must be abandoning the categories when doing the final > synthesis - otherwise one is apt to take them for absolute reality. I > think the time has come where it is getting more insightful to insist > upon the connection between meaning and form, rather than on their > separation.
Well, I've never gotten the impression that either meaning or form were ignored in either respect, in the similarities between them or in the distinctive differences. A few (and Chomsky may occasionally be among these) tend sometimes to emphasize their difference at the expense of semantic analysis, but these people are more or less at the fringe. My experience is that most linguists, like most people in most issues, lie in the middle somewhere. ======================================================= Tom Wier <artabanos@...> ICQ#: 4315704 AIM: Deuterotom Website: <> "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." Denn wo Begriffe fehlen, Da stellt ein Wort zur rechten Zeit sich ein. -- Mephistopheles, in Goethe's _Faust_ ========================================================