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A Path into Formal Pragmatics

Stephen J Barker

in Renewing Meaning

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780199263660
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601354 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199263663.003.0002
A Path into Formal Pragmatics

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I develop the theory of proto-assertions, and proto-illocutionary acts, which are sentential speech-acts that can function as sentence meanings. I critique the standard semantic conception of truth. I analyse metaphor, sarcasm, and approximative assertion, and develop a theory of suppositional discourse.

Keywords: correspondence; doxastic ground; mode; proto-assertion; repertoire rule; truth-aptness

Chapter.  16828 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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