Logic, Meaning, And Conversation: Semantical Underdeterminacy, Implicature, And Their Interface

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Logic, Meaning, and Conversation: Semantical Underdeterminacy, Implicature, and Their Interface

This fresh look at the philosophy of language focuses on the interface between a theory of literal meaning and pragmatics--a philosophical examination of the relationship between meaning and language use and its contexts. Here, Atlas develops the contrast between verbal ambiguity and verbal generality, works out a detailed theory of conversational inference using the work of Paul Grice on Implicature as a starting point, and gives an account of their interface as an example of the relationship between Chomsky's Internalist Semantics and Language Performance. Atlas then discusses consequences of his theory of the Interface for the distinction between metaphorical and literal language, for Grice's account of meaning, for the Analytic/Synthetic distinction, for Meaning Holism, and for Formal Semantics of Natural Language. This book makes an important contribution to the philosophy of language and will appeal to philosophers, linguists, and cognitive scientists.

Specifications of Logic, Meaning, and Conversation: Semantical Underdeterminacy, Implicature, and Their Interface

GENERAL
AuthorJay David Atlas
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100195133005
ISBN-139780195133004
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages304
Publication Date2005-02-17
DIMENSIONS
Height6.3 inch.
Length9.4 inch.
Width1.3 inch.
Weight1.25 pounds.

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