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TitleConcepts of Meaning [electronic resource] : Framing an Integrated Theory of Linguistic Behavior / edited by Gerhard Preyer, Georg Peter, Maria Ulkan
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2003
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Descript XVI, 278 p. online resource


Concepts of Meaning includes contributions from well-known philosophers of language and semanticists. It is a useful collection for students in philosophy of language, semantics and epistemology. This work discusses new research in semantics, theory of truth, philosophy of language and theory of communication from a trans-disciplinary perspective. An integrated theory of linguistic behavior should provide a framework to make behavior intelligible. This work addresses issues such as sentence meaning, utterance meaning, speaker's intention and reference, linguistic context, circumstances and background theories. Readers will learn that interpretation is a result of a complex pattern


I Speaker Meaning, Communication, and Intentions -- 1 Communicative and Illocutionary Acts -- 2 Language Acts and Action -- 3 Reflections on the Intentionality of Linguistic Behavior -- 4 Descriptions, Indexicals, and Speaker Meaning -- 5 Informatives and/or Directives? (A New Start in Speech Act Classification) -- 6 Constructive Speech-Act Theory -- II Truth, Semantic Content, and Externalism -- 7 The Truth about Moods -- 8 Semantic Theory and Indirect Speech -- 9 All Facts Great and Small -- 10 Knowledge, Content, and the Wellsprings of Objectivity -- 11 Interpretation and Skill: On Passing Theory -- Contributors

Linguistics Epistemology Language and languages -- Philosophy Semantics Social sciences Linguistics Semantics Philosophy of Language Social Sciences general Epistemology


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