Theoria: An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science

Volume 2, Issue 1, Octubre/Enero 1986/1987

Victor Sánchez de Zavala
Pages 11-60

Rúbricas léxicas y actuación lingüística

Several highly disregarded but important facts about linguistic performance constIain possible theories on general form in lexical entIies. Even semantic theories where these facts can be accomodated remain undeveloped in this area. Taking advantage as a heuristic resource of a logical concept traceable to Hilbert a rational reconstIuction of lexical learning can be advanced, from which it is derived a first version of the general form of lexical entIies. An extension on the procedure allows development of an improved version. Under some natural assumptions the final proposal accounts for the problematic facts. It is suggested that the heuristic and possible explanatory power of this approach be tested on some semantical topics currently discussed.