By design, the ecumenical meta-pluralism sanctioned by the Pragmatic View does not completely offset identity and combat strategies. Machamer and M. Morrison eds. It is hard to escape the conclusion that pragmatics is of only peripheral concern to language evolution. Abstract Pragmatics has historically played a relatively peripheral role in language evolution research. Niiniluoto, and R. Schilpp ed.
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