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Meaning and Intentional Content

Alan Millar

in Understanding People: Normativity and Rationalizing Explanation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199254408
eISBN:
9780191719721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254408.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter develops the idea that there is a normative dimension to all propositional attitudes in virtue of the fact that these attitudes have conceptual content. The starting point is Kripke’s ... More


A Perspective

Lorraine McCune

in How Children Learn to Learn Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195177879
eISBN:
9780199870202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177879.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter lays the theoretical foundations of the analyses in this book. The book addresses two major themes. First, language does not stand alone as the crowning achievement of infancy. Rather, ... More


Kripke's Paradox of Meaning

Paul Horwich

in Truth -- Meaning -- Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199268900
eISBN:
9780191708459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268900.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Which underlying (non-semantic) features of a predicate-type are responsible for its distinctive meaning? This chapter focuses on Kripke's skeptical argument that no sort of finite activity on our ... More


Regularities, Rules, Meanings, Truth Conditions, and Epistemic Norms

Paul Horwich

in Truth -- Meaning -- Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199268900
eISBN:
9780191708459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268900.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

The project here is to trace an explanatory route through these phenomena. It is argued that the basic facts amongst them are idealized law-like regularities of word use (characterized in ... More


A Writing Life

Annabel Annabel

in Milton's Words

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199573462
eISBN:
9780191702112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573462.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter discusses the writing career of John Milton in order to provide a better understanding about his use of words in this prose and poetry. It explains that rather than planning his career ... More


Language and Style

M. S. SILK

in Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199253821
eISBN:
9780191712227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253821.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins by examining what makes Aristophanes a great poet. It reveals that Aristophanes is a master of words. It defines style as a writer's characteristic use of words. It explains that ... More


‘All my Antique Moniments Defaced?’: Chronicles and Missing History

Bart van Es

in Spenser’s Forms of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the term ‘monument’ and explores the significance of ‘monuments’ as physical remains and moral exemplar. It draws attention to the term's productive polysemy. It discusses ... More


Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Patrick Hanks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book offers a wide-ranging empirical investigation of word use and meaning in language. It fills the need for a lexically based, corpus-driven theoretical approach that will help people ... More


Prototypes and Norms

Patrick Hanks

in Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores the relationship between word meanings as events and word meanings as potentials. It also discusses the relationship between meaning potentials and phraseology, and shows how ... More


Norms Change over Time

Patrick Hanks

in Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines how norms of usage change over time and how the meanings of words in an old text differ from current meanings. It discusses the link between beliefs about word meaning and ... More


Word and Pattern Meaning: A Complex Linguistic Gestalt

Patrick Hanks

in Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines conventional patterns of word meaning and word use in relation to linguistic gestalt and how such gestalts are exploited in a variety of ways. It first considers semantic and ... More


The Broader Picture

Patrick Hanks

in Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book has explored how people use words to make meanings, and has proposed a new approach to analyzing and representing the lexicon of a language that involves identifying salient collocations ... More


Words and Meanings: The Need for a New Approch

Patrick Hanks

in Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book offers an empirical analysis of word meaning and word use in language, with an emphasis on the lexicon, and argues that anyone (or any machine) acquiring a natural language needs to be ... More


Do Word Meanings Exist?

Patrick Hanks

in Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines what words mean, how word meaning relates to word use, and whether words do in fact have meaning at all. It argues that, strictly speaking, words in isolation have meaning ... More


The Language of the Letters: Words

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

in In Search of Jane Austen: The Language of the Letters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199945115
eISBN:
9780199398447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945115.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Jane Austen’s vocabulary is the subject of Chapter 6. It asks the question of how innovative her word use was. Analysing her presence in the Oxford English Dictionary aims to give an answer to this. ... More


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