Hedges: A study in meaning criteria and the logic of fuzzy concepts

  title={Hedges: A study in meaning criteria and the logic of fuzzy concepts},
  author={G. Lakoff},
  journal={Journal of Philosophical Logic},
  • G. Lakoff
  • Published 1973
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Philosophical Logic
Logicians have, by and large, engaged in the convenient fiction that sentences of natural languages (at least declarative sentences) are either true or false or, at worst, lack a truth value, or have a third value often interpreted as 'nonsense'. And most contemporary linguists who have thought seriously about semantics, especially formal semantics, have largely shared this fiction, primarily for lack of a sensible alternative. Yet students o f language, especially psychologists and linguistic… Expand
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