Year of publication
- 2002 (2) (remove)
- Semantik (2) (remove)
- Report on 34th conference of the "Societas Linguistica Europea" : language study in Europe at the turn of the millennium. Towards the integration of cognitive, historical und cultural approaches to language, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, august 28-31, 2001. (2002)
- Syntax and semantics in the history of Chinese (2002)
- The philosophy of language comes in three varieties. 1. The functionalist’s view: linguistic forms are instruments used to convey meaningful elements. This is the basis of European structuralism. 2. The formalist’s view: linguistic forms are abstract structures which can be filled with meaningful elements. This is the basis of generative grammar. 3. The parasitologist’s view: linguistic forms are vehicles for the reproduction of meaningful elements. This is the view which I advocated twelve years ago in a Festschrift (1985).