Marrakech - A question which philosophers of language and linguists have always found difficult to answer is the following: How do words come to be meaningful? How can a mere sequence of acoustic beats (= speech sounds) that occasionally hits our eardrums trigger in our minds an extraordinarily rich understanding of the thoughts, intentions and experiences of the speakers we interact with? Let us call this question or any more precise version of it the meaning question.

The Moroccan Linguistic Situation
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