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Strawson on Intended Meaning and Context

Akman, Varol and Alpaslan, Ferda N. (1999) Strawson on Intended Meaning and Context. [Conference Paper]

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Abstract

Strawson proposed in the early seventies an attractive threefold distinction regarding how context bears on the meaning of `what is said' when a sentence is uttered. The proposed scheme is somewhat crude and, being aware of this aspect, Strawson himself raised various points to make it more adequate. In this paper, we review the scheme of Strawson, note his concerns, and add some of our own. However, our main point is to defend the essence of Strawson's approach and to recommend it as a starting point for research into intended meaning and context.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:Context, P. F. Strawson's philosophy of language, intended meaning, meaning and force of an utterance, literary theory, cultural approaches to the analysis of discourse.
Subjects:Linguistics > Pragmatics
Linguistics > Semantics
Linguistics > Syntax
Philosophy > Philosophy of Language
ID Code:222
Deposited By:Akman, Varol
Deposited On:17 Dec 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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