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Tool

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

One of the leading US alternative metal acts to emerge from the 90s, Tool was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990 by Adam Jones (b. 15 January 1965, Libertyville ...

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EF-tools for Polyadic Quantifiers

Stanley Peters.

in Quantifiers in Language and Logic

May 2008; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 11575 words.

This chapter considers how the Ehrenfeucht-Fraïssé (EF) technique can be made to work for arbitrary quantifiers and structures. First, two-person games are described, followed by some...

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Definability and Undefinability in Logical Languages: Tools for the Monadic Case

Stanley Peters.

in Quantifiers in Language and Logic

May 2008; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 5960 words.

To prove a positive definability result, one usually has to exhibit the defining sentence, and it helps if this sentence belongs to a well-defined language. To prove a negative...

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<i>Tool Use and Causal Cognition</i>, edited by Teresa McCormack, Christoph Hoerl, and Stephen Butterfill

Beth Preston.

in Mind

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Epistemology; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind. 2421 words.

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Who’s Afraid of the Sophists?

Barbara Cassin.

in Sophistical Practice

April 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 7357 words.

This chapter introduces the neologism “sophistics.” It considers the question of why one should be interested in sophistics today. It argues that sophistics, is a good tool, maybe even the...

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The Instrumental Model of Talking: How to Talk about Talk

Robert Fiengo.

in Asking Questions

May 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 13742 words.

This chapter argues that we use sentence-types, we utter tokens of them, and we wield them in various ways. The using of sentence-types is like the using of other kinds of tools, but there...

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On Being a Language Teacher

Norma Lopez-Burton and Denise Minor.

March 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 408 pages.

This book provides an innovative, personal approach to second language teaching. Through illustrative personal anecdotes, this text guides new and aspiring language teachers through key...

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Illusions of Meaning

Jody Azzouni.

in Semantic Perception

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 14978 words.

The suggestion is explored that we experience words and sentences the way we experience tools, as functionally-propertied objects. This way of experiencing language-objects is at...

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Words and Images

Christopher Gauker.

June 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 320 pages.

At least since Locke, philosophers and psychologists have usually held that concepts arise out of sensory perceptions, thoughts are built from concepts, and language enables speakers to...

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Quantifiers in Language and Logic

Stanley Peters and Dag Westerståhl.

May 2008; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 552 pages.

Quantification is a topic which brings together linguistics, logic, and philosophy. Quantifiers are the essential tools with which, in language or logic, we refer to quantity of things or...

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Teaching Culture

Norma López-Burton.

in On Being a Language Teacher

March 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 6472 words.

This chapter discusses the importance of teaching culture as part of the language curriculum. It covers the difference between cultural knowledge and cultural proficiency; a cross-cultural...

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