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ATTRIBUTION REDUNDANCY

LINGUISTICS / ESSAYS / 2018-09-07

The redundancy required by human language-based communication is so inelegant and inefficient. Take attribution for example. The requirements to state “I think that” for each sentence that expresses the opinion of the orator… of course most of the statements are personal opinions, don’t you think?  + 

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