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Rossi-Landi (1975) proposed instead that rather than treating linguistics and object systems as analogous, one recognizes that between material artefacts and linguistic artefacts there exists a constitutive homology based on their common genetic root in production. This homology he called the homoiogy of production. Whereas analogy traces a posteriori similarities between objects of any sort, not united in any necessary way, homology reveals a common anthropogenic root existing between objects which have since come to be seen as distinct. Linguistic analogy is based simply on assumed structural equivalences between language as a system and any other system. The logical errors which this gives rise to have already been discussed (pages 34-36). Linguistic homology on the other hand recognizes the common origin of material and linguistic artefacts in the ability of men to engage in cooperative labour fortheir common survival.