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Pragmatics and the Philosophy of Mind : Vol. I: Thought in Language.

Author: Marcelo Dascal
Publisher: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1983.
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This volume deals with the relation between pragmatics and the philosophy of mind. Unlike most of the books written on the subject, it does not defend the view that a specific form of dependence holds between language and thought, to the exclusion of all other possible relations. Taking pragmatics in its original sense of "that part of semiotics that is concerned with the users of a semiotic system", the book  Read more...
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Dascal, Marcelo.
Pragmatics and the Philosophy of Mind : Vol. I: Thought in Language.
Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©1983
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcelo Dascal
ISBN: 9789027280374 9027280371 1283359510 9781283359511
OCLC Number: 769342227
Description: 1 online resource (219 pages)
Contents: PRAGMATICS AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF MIND I THOUGHT IN LANGUAGE; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Table of contents; PREFACE; 1. INTRODUCTION: LANGUAGE --
MIRROR OF THE MIND; 1.1. Variationson a theme; 1.2. Functionalism; 1.3. Pragmatics; 1.4. Sociopragmatics, psychopragmatics, and the philosophy of mind; 1.5. Language-in-use: Mirror of the mind; PART I. THOUGHT IN LANGUAGE; 2. TRANSPARENCY; 2.1. The assumption o f transparency; 2.2. Speaking and listening; 2.3. Naturalness; 2.4. Pragmatic interpretation; 2.5. Expressibility and context; 2.6. The ascrip tion of content. 2.7. The transparency of discourse2.8. Principles of transparency; 3. INDIRECTNESS; 3.1. Meaning something else; 3.2. Toward a heuristics of indirect interpretation; 3.3. Alternative meanings and alternative expressions; 3.4. Why do we use indirectness?; FOOTNOTES; NOTES; REFERENCES; INDEX.

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This volume deals with the relation between pragmatics and the philosophy of mind. Unlike most of the books written on the subject, it does not defend the view that a specific form of dependence holds between language and thought, to the exclusion of all other possible relations. Taking pragmatics in its original sense of "that part of semiotics that is concerned with the users of a semiotic system", the book analyses the nature of the mental processes and states mirrored in language use. Drawing on results from cognitive psychology, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, linguist.

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