This chapter considers the possibility of language/world relations. Criticisms from Chomsky are engaged, and a bite the bullet strategy is advocated in which there is a kind of language/world isomorphism. Alternatives to referential semantics are considered — including use-based and expressivist approaches to semantics. These alternatives are found thus far wanting.
Keywords: Chomsky; language/world isomorphism; representations; expressivism; referential semantics
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Subjects: Philosophy of Language
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