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Qvortrup, Lars. 1979. Zum ideologischen und wissenschaftlichen Begriff der Abstraktion. In Mey, Jacob L., ed. Pragmalinguistics, theory and practice. Mouton. pp. 61–102.
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Q. distinguishes two types of abstraction, 'construction' and 'reconstruction', the first of which is typical for transformational grammar, the latter for Marx' studies of political economy. It is argued that the 'construction' type of abstraction is infact an ideological reduction of the studied object.