Parametric Knowledge in Linguistic Structure

The linguistic and conceptual system exhibit a tight relationship considering that words are access sites to conceptual structure. However, linguistic and conceptual structure seem to mesh into a sort of homogeneous system which makes the distinction between them fuzzy. The article explores the possibility of positing a type of linguistic content that is unique to language. This linguistic content comes in the form of lexical concepts and linguistic parameters. These notions will shed light on the parametric linguistic knowledge that might be encoded in and externalized via language so as to better appreciate what is unique about language that differentiates it from the closely related conceptual system.




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