Re: Aspect Specifics

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Mon Apr 14 1997 - 19:15:26 EDT

Randy Leedy <>
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 17:38:06 -0400

>I won't enlarge; I said my piece on this point some time back when
>Jonathan, Don, and Mari were at work on the same topic. In all this
>discussion, interesting and even helpful as it is, my view hasn't
>changed that linguistic expression includes an artistic dimension
>that will never submit itself to the scientific method with its
>falsifiable hypotheses and mechanistic testing. Still, of course,
>there *is* a scientific dimension to be treated, so I'll continue
>listening in as the linguists go at it.

I agree completely. There is a difference between linguistic analysis and
interpretation; linguistic analysis can aid interpretation, but it can never
replace it.


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