Thursday, February 17, 2005

Quotable quote

The fact that language is an ordered totality and that it reveals a plan, prompts one to look in the formal system of language for the reflection of a "logic" presumably inherent in the mind and hence exterior and anterior to language. By doing this, however, one only constructs naivetes or tautologies.

Emile Benveniste, Problems in General Linguistics

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