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Meaning and speech acts / 2. Formal semantics of success and satisfaction.

Author: Daniel Vanderveken
Publisher: Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : German

In Meaning and Speech Acts Daniel Vanderveken develops the logic of speech acts and the logic of propositions to construct a general semantic theory of natural languages.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Vanderveken
ISBN: 0521382165 9780521382168
OCLC Number: 612645639
Description: x, 196 S.
Contents: Introduction; Part I. Earlier Logics of Speech Acts: 1. Rescher's logic of commands; 2. The logic of questions; 3. Criticism of Montague Grammar; Part II. A Simple Formulation of Illocutionary Logic: 1. The ideal object-language; 2. Rules of abbreviation; 3. The structure of a semantic interpretation; 4. A complete axiomatic system; Part III. Fundamental Laws of Illocutionary Logic: 1. Basic laws for propositions; 2. Basic laws for components of force; 3. Basic laws for illocutionary forces; 4. Basic laws for speech acts; Part IV. The Ideal Conceptual Language: 1. Vocabulary and rules of formation; 2. Rules of abbreviation; 3. General instructions for translation; Part V. The Logical Semantics of Language: 1. Definition of a standard model; 2. Laws for sentence meaning; 3. Laws of entailment; Part VI. The Axiomatic System: 1. Definition of a general model; 2. Axioms and rules of inference; 3. Theorems; Part VIII. Rules of Translation: 1. Relevant words and syntactic features; 2. An elementary logic of times, worlds and actions; 3. English assertives; 4. English commissives; 5. English directives; 6. English declaratives; 7. English expressives.
Responsibility: Daniel Vanderveken.
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