By Jay David Atlas

This clean examine the philosophy of language makes a speciality of the interface among a thought of literal that means and pragmatics--a philosophical exam of the connection among which means and language use and its contexts. the following, Atlas develops the distinction among verbal ambiguity and verbal generality, works out a close thought of conversational inference utilizing the paintings of Paul Grice on Implicature as a place to begin, and provides an account in their interface for instance of the connection among Chomsky's Internalist Semantics and Language functionality. Atlas then discusses results of his idea of the Interface for the excellence among metaphorical and literal language, for Grice's account of which means, for the Analytic/Synthetic contrast, for which means Holism, and for Formal Semantics of common Language. This ebook makes a big contribution to the philosophy of language and should attract philosophers, linguists, and cognitive scientists.

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