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Conclusion

Adele Goldberg

in Constructions at Work: The Nature of Generalization in Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268511
eISBN:
9780191708428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268511.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter provides a brief summary of preceding chapters, observing that the constructionist approach directly undermines the need for biologically determined knowledge that is specific to ... More


Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality

James Higginbotham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239313
eISBN:
9780191716904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239313.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

James Higginbotham's work on tense, aspect, and indexicality discusses the principles governing demonstrative, temporal, and indexical expressions in natural language, and presents new ideas in the ... More


Brass Tacks in Linguistic Theory: Innate Grammatical Principles

Stephen Crain, Andrea Gualmini, and Paul Pietroski

in The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195179675
eISBN:
9780199869794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179675.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents detailed empirical work on several aspects of children's linguistic performance, focusing in particular on evidence that even two-year-old children understand that the meanings ... More


Summary

Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

in Donald Davidson's Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199290932
eISBN:
9780191710445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290932.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This final chapter draws conclusions about the author's aims with writing this book and whether they have been fulfilled. It goes through the chapters one by one setting out the aims and conclusions ... More


Reviving the Utopian Character of Siddha Medicine

Richard S. Weiss

in Recipes for Immortality: Healing, Religion, and Community in South India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335231
eISBN:
9780199868803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335231.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the utopian character that siddha practitioners ascribe to siddha medicine. The features attributed to siddha medicine—egalitarianism, rationality, science, accordance with ... More


The Inconsistency of Natural Languages

Jody Azzouni

in Tracking Reason: Proof, Consequence, and Truth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187137
eISBN:
9780199850570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187137.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The liar paradoxes are not really novel paradoxes but merely manifestations of one and the same problem suitable to different contexts. It is, however, clear that the introduction into the ... More


Natural Language Issues

Thomas J. McKay

in Plural Predication

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199278145
eISBN:
9780191707971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278145.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter connects formal language more explicitly with some problems in formal representation of English sentences. This provides a better understanding of the formal apparatus, and it also ... More


The Concept of Expressiveness

Stanley Peters

in Quantifiers in Language and Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199291267
eISBN:
9780191700590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291267.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The expressive power of languages is an intriguing subject. Logical languages are more or less expressive, and that certain concepts expressible in some of these cannot be expressed in others. This ... More


Vagueness and Central Gaps

Peter Pagin

in Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature, & its Logic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570386
eISBN:
9780191722134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570386.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter proposes a new account of the semantics of vague expressions in natural language. It assumes that vague expressions are semantically tolerant. It is observed that the intuitive statement ... More


Introduction

Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

in Donald Davidson's Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199290932
eISBN:
9780191710445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290932.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This Introduction discusses the background behind the conception of the book and the reasons the authors had for writing it. It mentions the 1967 paper by Donald Davidson ‘Truth and Meaning’ which ... More


Language–Learning From Behaviorism to Nativism

Fiona Cowie

in What's Within?: Nativism Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195159783
eISBN:
9780199849529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159783.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In contrast to the empiricist view, which states how all learning involves general strategies that can be applied in various fields and learning from experience, the nativist view explains how the ... More


Attitude Problems: An Essay On Linguistic Intensionality

Graeme Forbes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199274949
eISBN:
9780191699801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274949.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Ascriptions of mental states to oneself and others give rise to many interesting logical and semantic problems. This problem presents an original account of mental state ascriptions that are made ... More


Implementation of the Extension of the Truth Theory to Quantifiers

Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

in Donald Davidson's Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199290932
eISBN:
9780191710445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290932.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter gives a small informal theory for a language fragment including quantifiers in illustration. The discussion in subsequent chapters takes place, then, in this new framework in which the ... More


Contexts: Meaning, Truth, and the Use of Language

Stefano Predelli

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199281732
eISBN:
9780191603204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281734.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book discusses the views of meaning and truth implicit in the traditionalapproach to natural-language semantics. Its main thesis is that the philosophical presuppositions entailed by that ... More


Semantics for Natural Languages

Donald Davidson

in Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Davidson rehearses the demands for an acceptable theory of meaning for a natural language—that it give the meaning for each (actual and potential) utterance in the language, that it do so by finite ... More


Type 〈1〉 Quantifiers of Natural and Logical Languages

Stanley Peters

in Quantifiers in Language and Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199291267
eISBN:
9780191700590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291267.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter describes quantifiers related to natural languages with the logically simplest case: type ‹1›. These quantifiers are, on each universe, sets of subsets of that universe. Here the ... More


Regimentation and Paradox

Jody Azzouni

in Tracking Reason: Proof, Consequence, and Truth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187137
eISBN:
9780199850570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187137.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A regimentation of a designated section of ordinary language replaces that designated section with a piece of engineered artificial language, not in the sense of giving speakers a different language ... More


A truth predicate in the object language

William G. Lycan

in Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning, and the Mental

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697519
eISBN:
9780191742316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697519.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

In “Truth and Meaning”, Davidson acknowledged that the Liar Paradox is a problem for his semantic program; but he did not seem to take it very seriously. This chapter joins Lepore and Ludwig in ... More


Formalization: Expressibility, Definability, Compositionality

Stanley Peters

in Quantifiers in Language and Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199291267
eISBN:
9780191700590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291267.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter discusses logical equivalence across languages in terms of the concept of a lexical mapping and addresses the issue of compositionality. Compositionality is perhaps the first extra ... More


Merge and features: a minimalist introduction

José M. Brucart, Anna Gavarró, and Jaume Solà

in Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book is about features and merge, and, more specifically, about the intricate ways they interact in generating expressions in natural languages. This introductory chapter is divided into two ... More


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