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Pursuing Meaning

Emma Borg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588374
eISBN:
9780191741487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588374.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This book examines some recent answers to the questions of how and where to draw the divide between semantics (roughly, features of the literal meaning of linguistic items) and pragmatics (roughly, ... More


Indexicality and Context-Shift

François Recanati

in Truth-Conditional Pragmatics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199226993
eISBN:
9780191710223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226993.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This chapter argues that the notion of ‘context’ that has to be used in the study of indexicals is far from univocal. Several distinctions are made, including one between the context of the ... More


Overt Context-Sensitivity: The Problems of Indexicality

Emma Borg

in Minimal Semantics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270255
eISBN:
9780191601477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270252.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Looks at a classic problem for formal theories of meaning, stemming from the existence of expressions whose meaning depends, in part, on the context in which they are produced (e.g. demonstratives, ... More


Proper Function and Convention in Speech Acts *

Ruth Garret Millikan

in Language: A Biological Model

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284764
eISBN:
9780191603167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284768.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A new analysis of the nature of illocutionary acts and of their relation to conventional acts and to the intentions of speakers is offered. The analysis pivots on a new description of the nature of ... More


Reference, intention, and context: Do demonstratives really refer?

Kent Bach

in Reference and Representation in Thought and Language

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198714217
eISBN:
9780191782626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714217.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter takes up some recently published arguments that purport to show that a demonstrative, as used on a given occasion, refers either on account of certain features of the context or in ... More


From the Bottom Up*

Kent Greenawalt

in From the Bottom Up: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199756162
eISBN:
9780190608897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756162.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The essay that is also the book’s title, “From the Bottom Up,” explores the carrying out of informal instructions as a helpful analogy to understand the force of individual instructions and general ... More


Common Ground

Andreas Stokke

in Lying and Insincerity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825968
eISBN:
9780191865022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825968.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter provides a detailed account of the notion of the common ground of conversations, which plays a central role in the Stalnakerian account of assertion that the book relies on for its ... More


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