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Words and Thoughts: Subsentences, Ellipsis, and the Philosophy of Language
PART ONE: THE APPEARANCES AND SOME BACKGROUND 1. 1. Introduction: The appearances, and what they might mean 2. Further Background Issues PART TWO: THE GENUINENESS ISSUE 3. Not A Full-fledged SpeechExpand
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Philosophy of Linguistics
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Quantifier Phrases, Meaningfulness “in Isolation”, and Ellipsis
Les semanticiens et les philosophes du langage divisent traditionnellement les expressions en deux classes : celles qui ont une signification et celles qui n'ont pas de signification, lorsqu'ellesExpand
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Non-sentential assertions and semantic ellipsis
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We show that, whenever a speaker makes an assertion by uttering an unembedded word or phrase, the expression uttered has illocutionary force. Expand
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Meaning and Reference: Some Chomskian Themes
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Using Non-Sentences: An Application of Relevance Theory
Michael Dummett has nicely expressed a rather widespread doctrine about the primacy of sentences. He writes: "you cannot DO anything with a word — cannot effect any conventional (linguistic) act byExpand
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Utterance meaning and syntactic ellipsis
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Speakers often use ordinary words and phrases, unembedded in any sentence, to perform speech acts—or so it appears. Expand
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In Defense of Non-Sentential Assertion
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Neither Fragments nor Ellipsis
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Jason Merchant (2004, and Chap. 3, this volume) proposes to account for all speech acts performed with “fragments,” whether in discourse-initial position or otherwise, by appealing to syntactic ellipsis. Expand
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Differential Pragmatic Abilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Case of Pragmatic Determinants of Literal Content
One of the defining characteristics of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is impairment in language and communication. Individuals on the autism spectrum are often characterized as having difficultyExpand
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