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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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