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Self-Expression

Mitchell S. Green

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199283781
eISBN:
9780191712548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283781.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book offers a general theory of expressive behavior, including but not limited to such behavior as it occurs in our own species. At the core of the project is the thesis that self-expression is ... More


Showing and Meaning

Mitchell S. Green

in Self-Expression

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199283781
eISBN:
9780191712548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283781.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter is the first of two that relate self-expression to speaker meaning (also known as natural meaning). After further articulating the varieties of showing adumbrated in earlier chapters, ... More


Truth-Conditional Pragmatics

François Recanati

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199226993
eISBN:
9780191710223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226993.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This book argues against the traditional understanding of the semantics/pragmatics divide and puts forward a radical alternative. Through half a dozen case studies, it shows that what an utterance ... More


Speaker Meaning and Expression

Wayne A. Davis

in Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference: An Ideational Semantics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199261659
eISBN:
9780191603099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261652.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter defines speaker meaning and expression in terms of intention and indication. Different types of speaker meaning are distinguished. These definitions are contrasted with those of Grice, ... More


Meaningful Expression

Mitchell S. Green

in Self-Expression

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199283781
eISBN:
9780191712548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283781.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter is the second of two that relate self-expression to speaker meaning. On an appropriate construal of overtness, overt self-expression is a form of speaker meaning. Further, in some cases ... More


Context ex Machina

Kent Bach

in Semantics versus Pragmatics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199251520
eISBN:
9780191719165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251520.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Does the ‘Contextualist Platitude’, that linguistic meaning generally underdetermines speaker meaning, undermine the semantic-pragmatic distinction and support radical-sounding views that go by names ... More


Conversation and Responsibility

Michael McKenna

in Conversation and Responsibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740031
eISBN:
9780199918706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740031.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This chapter sets out the conversational theory of moral responsibility. it is established that an agent's incapacity to hold others responsible incapacitates her for being responsible. is because ... More


Reference and Expression

Wayne A. Davis

in Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference: An Ideational Semantics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199261659
eISBN:
9780191603099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261652.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines what it is for a speaker to refer to something. It defines speaker reference as the verbal expression of ideas, and relates referring to meaning, mentioning, and the inclusive ... More


Words and meaning

Vyvyan Evans

in How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199234660
eISBN:
9780191715495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234660.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter argues that the received view of meaning in linguistics, referred to as literalism, is flawed in a number of respects. The distinction it posits between sentence meaning and speaker ... More


Silent Reference

Stephen Neale

in Meanings and Other Things

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684939
eISBN:
9780191765230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684939.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

By separating constitutive, epistemic, and aetiological determination, the need for an intention-based theory of reference and the irrelevance of context to the constitution of reference can both be ... More


The Use and Misuse of Communicative Intentions: Grand-Style Neo-Griceanism

Jody Azzouni

in Semantic Perception: How the Illusion of a Common Language Arises and Persists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199967407
eISBN:
9780199346066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967407.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Grand-style Neo-Griceanism is the attempt to provide a Gricean reduction of public meaning to speaker meaning and speaker meaning, in turn, to the non-semantic propositional attitudes of speakers. ... More


(Nonsolipsistic) Conceptual Role Semantics

Gilbert Harman

in Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238027
eISBN:
9780191597633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238029.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The use of symbols in calculation and other thinking is to be distinguished from the use of symbols in communication. Grice's analysis of speaker meaning fails for certain uses of symbols in ... More


Legislation as Communication? Legal Interpretation and the Study of Linguistic Communication

Mark Greenberg

in Philosophical Foundations of Language in the Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199572380
eISBN:
9780191728914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572380.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

According to one view — really a family of related views — that has considerable currency at the moment, the philosophy of language and linguistics have a direct bearing on the content of the law. ... More


An Intentionalist Account of Vagueness: A Legal Perspective

Ralf Poscher

in Vagueness and Law: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198782889
eISBN:
9780191826108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782889.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter takes a look at vagueness and law from an intentionalist perspective. If meaning ultimately resides in the intentions of speakers, vagueness must have its origin in these intentions. ... More


Current Pragmatic Theories

Istvan Kecskes

in Intercultural Pragmatics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892655
eISBN:
9780199345502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892655.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The chapter reviews current pragmatic theories from an intercultural perspective. It explains the difference between linguistic-philosophical pragmatics and socio-cultural interactional pragmatics. ... More


Introduction

Gary Ostertag

in Meanings and Other Things

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684939
eISBN:
9780191765230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684939.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The introduction begins with a brief history of Schiffer’s writings on meaning, with sections I.1 and I.2 structured around two related questions: (i) “In virtue of what does a speaker mean p in ... More


Showing, Expressing, and Figuratively Meaning

Mitchell Green

in Beyond Semantics and Pragmatics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198791492
eISBN:
9780191868573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791492.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

We first correct some errors in Lepore and Stone’s discussion of speaker meaning and its relation to linguistic meaning. With a proper understanding of those notions and their relation, we may then ... More


Generation and Comprehension of Communication Acts

Bruno G. Bara

in Cognitive Pragmatics: The Mental Processes of Communication

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014113
eISBN:
9780262266062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014113.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter explains the scheme of conversation, a special and fundamental case of communication among humans. The general scheme involves an actor who produces an utterance and his partner who ... More


From Meaning to Content: Issues in Meta-Semantics

François Recanati

in The Science of Meaning: Essays on the Metatheory of Natural Language Semantics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198739548
eISBN:
9780191864100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739548.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

According to a widespread picture due to Kaplan, there are two levels of semantic value: character and content. Character is determined by the grammar, and it determines content with respect to ... More


Linguistic Signs

Ruth Garrett Millikan

in Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198717195
eISBN:
9780191785948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717195.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The semantic meaning of a linguistic form is its intentional content. Parts of sentence meaning that have traditionally been thought to be determined by speaker intentions—the resolution of ambiguity ... More


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