Idiolects

[Revised entry by Alex Barber and Eduardo Garcia Ramirez on March 1, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] For the purposes of this entry an idiolect is a language the linguistic
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[Revised entry by Alex Barber and Eduardo Garcia Ramirez on March 1, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] For the purposes of this entry an idiolect is a language the linguistic (i. e. syntactic, phonological, referential, etc.) properties of which can be exhaustively specified in terms of the intrinsic properties of some single individual, the person whose idiolect it is. The force of "intrinsic" is to exclude essential reference to features of the person's wider environment, and in particular to their linguistic community....

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