LINGUIST List 30.1754

Tue Apr 23 2019

Disc: Review of 'Essays on Linguistic Realism'

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Date: 17-Apr-2019
From: Hans-Heinrich Lieb <>
Subject: Review of 'Essays on Linguistic Realism'
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A note to the reviewer: A very decent review of the book. As for Lieb's contribution: a pity the main body of the contribution has not been discussed,it presents it's own version of linguistic realism. As for definitions of ''abstract'' and ''concrete'': ''abstract'' is defined as ''non-concrete'' but there has been a change in the definition of ''concrete'' from Lieb (1992): ''concrete'' now means: belonging to SPECIFIC sorts on the zero-level, which are simply objects in space and time and events in space and time, and, possibly, mental states and events - that's all. So there is definitional clarity. It follows that any other sort on the zero-Level is abstract. A definition of ''abstract'' independently of ''concrete'' is not attempted.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

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