Words and Thoughts: Subsentences, Ellipsis, and the Philosophy of Language

Published in the United States by Oxford University Press (2006)
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
ISBN(s) 9780199250387   0199250383
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