The Grammar of Meaning: Normativity and Semantic Discourse

Cambridge University Press (1997)
Abstract
What is the function of concepts pertaining to meaning in socio-linguistic practice? In this study, the authors argue that we can approach a satisfactory answer by displacing the standard picture of meaning talk as a sort of description with a picture that takes seriously the similarity between meaning talk and various types of normative injunction. In their discussion of this approach, they investigate the more general question of the nature of the normative, as well as a range of important topics specific to the philosophy of language.
Keywords Semantics  Meaning (Philosophy  Norm (Philosophy  Language and languages Philosophy  Sociolinguistics
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Call number P325.L28 1997
ISBN(s) 0521070309
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