Linguistics as a Science

  • Woodrow W. Clark II
  • Michael Fast


Blumer describes interactionism as the essence of being human. People interact with themselves through the generalized other; they reflect; they think about their actions for themselves and with others. In short, humans talk to themselves and to others too. Interaction is what defines human beings from other species. Fast and Clark (2008; Fast et al. 2014) have published also how interaction of the human minds is a key factor making economics into a science. For decades, Chomsky led linguistics into understanding the same argument for human behavior due to the uniqueness of language – the ability of human beings to communicate endlessly.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Woodrow W. Clark II
    • 1
  • Michael Fast
    • 2
  1. 1.Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Los Angeles and MalibuCaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Business and ManagementAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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