pragmatics and indexicality

Pragmatics Microfiche 1 (4):D5-D11 (1975)
Abstract
A conception of pragmatics distinguishes pragmatics from semantics proper in terms of indexicality: semantics is conceived as the quest for a truth definition for languages without indexical expressions; pragmatics is conceived as a quest for a truth definition for languages with indexical expressions. I argue that indexicality is not a feature that can be used to capture anything like what Morris and Carnap had in mind.
Keywords Donald Kalish  Charles Morris  Rudolf Carnap
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