Volume 18 · Number 1 · Pages 049–051
Turning Language-Science Prospects into Science

Ekaterina Sangati

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Open peer commentary on the article “The Maturanian Turn: Good Prospects for the Language Sciences” by Alexander V. Kravchenko. Abstract: I argue that in order to move from mere prospects for a Maturanian language science to a mature language science, we need to specify a scientific methodology, operationalize our concepts and posit falsifiable predictions. This need is articulated using Maturana’s views on scientific method and illustrated with respect to two linguistic notions: ambiguity and mutual orientation.

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Sangati E. (2022) Turning language-science prospects into science. Constructivist Foundations 18(1): 049–051. https://constructivist.info/18/1/049

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