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Noam Chomsky

(b. 1928) American theoretical linguist

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interpretive community

interpretive community  

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A term introduced by Fish to refer to both writers and readers of particular genres of texts (but which can be used more widely to refer to those who share any code). Kuhn used the term ‘textual ...
Sapir-Whorf hypothesis

Sapir-Whorf hypothesis  

Broadly, the belief that people who speak different languages perceive and think about the world quite differently, their worldviews being shaped or determined by the language of their culture (a ...
syntax

syntax  

The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language. Recorded from the late 16th century, the word comes via French or late Latin from Greek suntaxis, from sun- ...

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