Mind and Language 29 (2):167-200 (2014)

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J. Robert Thompson
Mississippi State University
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In this article, I defend Neo-Gricean accounts of language and communication from an objection about linguistic development. According to this objection, children are incapable of understanding the minds of others in the way that Neo-Gricean accounts require until long after they learn the meanings of words, are able to produce meaningful utterances, and understand the meaningful utterances of others. In answering this challenge, I outline exactly what sorts of psychological states are required by Neo-Gricean accounts and conclude that there is sufficient evidence that these types of psychological states are present in and capable of being understood by the children in question
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