As Wittgenstein pointed out, there is no private language. The thoughts within my head can only mean anything when I use them in my linguistic community—the same community that gave them to me—the same community of language users and their referents that define the language.


Speech Signal Language User Base Signal Original Organ Linguistic Community 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Alan Graham and Bonnie Burton 2004

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  • Neil Forrester

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