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Published in the United States by Oxford University Press (2006)
|Abstract||It is a near truism of philosophy of language that sentences are prior to words--that they are the only things that fundamentally have meaning. Robert's Stainton's study interrogates this idea, drawing on a wide body of evidence to argue that speakers can and do use mere words, not sentences, to communicate complex thoughts.|
|Keywords||Language and languages Philosophy Speech acts (Linguistics Grammar, Comparative and general Ellipsis|
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|Call number||P107.S73 2006|
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