positivistic view of language

Alvin Kimel writes:

I'd still like to know what a "positivistic view of language" is.

Me too, and I'm a linguist (well, PhD candidate).  My adviser, Beth
Levin (a well-read lexical semanticist) didn't know either.  So if it's been
overthrown, it was a very quiet revolution from the linguistics perspective.

Mari Broman Olsen
Northwestern University
Department of Linguistics
2016 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208