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Analytical philosophy of language

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Summary

Linguistic signs are perceptible configurations of tones, colors, gestures, etc. But what distinguishes linguistic signs from configurations that do not belong to any language, e.g. B. Annual rings in a tree trunk or the sound of a cat stepping on it? A popular answer is: Linguistic signs have a content or a meaning regulated by linguistic conventions.

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