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MORETTI, Alberto. Referencia, estructuras y universalidad expresiva. Anal. filos. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.1, pp. 89-103. ISSN 1851-9636.
Gregorio Klimovsky argued against syntactical analyses of the notion of language. In this paper I examine his arguments, noting their links with recent discussions of universal expressibility, and raise some plausible objections. Afterwards I adopt a general approach to the issue which is incompatible with strict syntacticism but allowing an acceptable reformulation, associated with a minimalist notion of the scope of the semantic theory.
Keywords : Linguistic meaning; Syntacticism; Universal expressibility.