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dc.contributor.authorGenova, A. C.
dc.date.accessioned2005-09-15T15:51:44Z
dc.date.available2005-09-15T15:51:44Z
dc.date.issued1979-01-01
dc.identifier.issn1043-3805
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/669
dc.description.abstractAfter clarifying how recent theories of meaning share a similar philosophical orientation, I specify the current version of the central problem of meaning and then invoke a four-stage dialectical scheme exhibiting recent theories as progressive attempts to rectify previous theories and solve the problem of meaning. I conclude that only a speech act theory can adequately account for the phenomenon of meaning because it construes language and meaning in terms of a rule-governed intentional activity directed to the needs and goals of communication. Finally, I argue that a satisfactory theory must rely on appropriately primitive semantic notions having the greatest explanatory value for the linguistic facts.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas. Linguisitcs Graduate Student Association
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKansas Working Papers in Linguistics;
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dc.subjectSpeech acts (Linguistics)
dc.titleSpeech Act Theory And The Problem Of Meaning
dc.typeWorking Paper
kusw.oastatusna
dc.identifier.doi10.17161/KWPL.1808.669
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