Studies in the Way of Words

Author: Paul Grice
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674852710
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Philosophy

Essays discuss the work of William James, logic, meaning, common sense, philosopher's paradoxes, Descartes, perception, and Plato

Author: Herbert Paul Grice
ISBN: 7560025803
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Analysis (Philosophy)


How to Do Things with Words

Author: John Langshaw Austin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019824553X
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Language and languages

This work sets out Austin's conclusions in the field to which he directed his main efforts for at least the last ten years of his life. Starting from an exhaustive examination of his already well-known distinction between performative utterances and statements, Austin here finally abandons that distinction, replacing it with a more general theory of 'illocutionary forces' of utterances which has important bearings on a wide variety of philosophical problems.

Paul Grice

Author: S. Chapman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230005853
Release Date: 2005-02-09
Genre: Philosophy

Paul Grice (1913-1988) is best known for his psychological account of meaning, and for his theory of conversational implicature, although these form only part of a large and diverse body of work. This is the first book to consider Grice's work as a whole. Drawing on the range of his published writing, and also on unpublished manuscripts, lectures and notes, Siobhan Chapman discusses the development of Grice's ideas and relates his work to the major events of his intellectual and professional life.

Ways with Words

Author: Pauline Yu
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520224663
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

This is an interdisciplinary collection of articles analyzing seven classic premodern Chinese texts that are provided in translation.

Meaning and Relevance

Author: Deirdre Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521766777
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

When people speak, their words never fully encode what they mean, and the context is always compatible with a variety of interpretations. How can comprehension ever be achieved? Wilson and Sperber argue that comprehension is a process of inference guided by precise expectations of relevance. What are the relations between the linguistically encoded meanings studied in semantics and the thoughts that humans are capable of entertaining and conveying? How should we analyse literal meaning, approximations, metaphors and ironies? Is the ability to understand speakers' meanings rooted in a more general human ability to understand other minds? How do these abilities interact in evolution and in cognitive development? Meaning and Relevance sets out to answer these and other questions, enriching and updating relevance theory and exploring its implications for linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science and literary studies.

Expression and Meaning

Author: John R. Searle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521313937
Release Date: 1985-11-27
Genre: Philosophy

A direct successor to Searle's Speech Acts (C.U.P. 1969), Expression and Meaning refines earlier analyses and extends speech-act theory to new areas including indirect and figurative discourse, metaphor and fiction.

Studies in Words

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107688650
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language - in its communicative and playful functions, its literary formations and its shifting meanings - is a perennially fascinating topic. C. S. Lewis's Studies in Words explores this fascination by taking a series of words and teasing out their connotations using examples from a vast range of English literature, recovering lost meanings and analysing their functions. It doubles as an absorbing and entertaining study of verbal communication, its pleasures and problems. The issues revealed are essential to all who read and communicate thoughtfully, and are handled here by a masterful exponent and analyst of the English language.

Presumptive Meanings

Author: Stephen C. Levinson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262621304
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is the first extended discussion of preferred interpretation in languageunderstanding, integrating much of the best research in linguistic pragmatics from the last twodecades.

Philosophical Writings

Author: P. F. Strawson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199587299
Release Date: 2011-04-21
Genre: Philosophy

This volume presents 22 uncollected philosophical essays by Sir Peter Strawson, one of the leading philosophers of the second half of the 20th century. The essays (two previously unpublished) are drawn from seven decades of work, and span all the central areas of philosophy, along with metaphilosophical reflections and intellectual autobiography.

The Power of Words

Author: James Alexander Kapal¢
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9786155225109
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Religion

"The research of the folklore genre of charms became extremely dynamic around the turn of the millennium. A number of academic disciplines allied themselves to explore manuscripts of healing texts and other textual relics of verbal magic from antiquity and the middle ages. Studying this corpus has shed light on a number of previously unexplored aspects of Eurasian cultures ... The essays reflect the rich textual tradition of archives, monasteries and literary sources, as well as the texts amassed in the folklore archives or those still accessible through field work in many rural areas of Europe and known from the living practice of lay specialists of magic and healers in local communities, and even of priests."--Back of dust jacket.

The Company of Words

Author: John McCumber
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810110822
Release Date: 1993-03-04
Genre: Philosophy

In this provocative work, John McCumber asks us to understand Hegel's system as a new approach to linguistic communication. Hegel, he argues, is concerned with building community and mutual comprehension rather than with completing metaphysics or developing historical critique. According to McCumber's radial interpretation, Hegel constructs a complex ideal of how we should use certain words. This ideal philosophical vocabulary is flexible and open to revision, and is constructed according to principles available at all time and all places; it is responsive to, but not dictated by, the shared language of cultured discourse whose concepts it attempts to refine and universalize.

Speech Acts

Author: John R. Searle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052109626X
Release Date: 1969-01-02
Genre: Philosophy

Written in an outstandingly clear and lively style, this 1969 book provokes its readers to rethink issues they may have regarded as long since settled.


Author: Delia Graff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351876193
Release Date: 2017-09-08
Genre: Philosophy

Vagueness, volume XX, contains twenty-seven essays, with issues covered including: nihilism, phenomenal sorites, degrees of truth, epistemicism, higher-order vagueness, contextualism, and intuitionism. Written by leading contemporary philosophers, these essays will be of interest to researchers in philosophy of language, philosophical logic, metaphysics and epistemology; as well as those in natural language semantics, artificial intelligence and cognitive science more generally. A substantial introduction written by the editors provides a guide to the topic and to the essays in the volume.


Publisher: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Huelva
ISBN: 9788417066390
Release Date: 2017-09-18
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Ways of the Word es un libro de apoyo a la enseñanza y aprendizaje del comentario de textos en inglés para estudiantes universitarios. En la primera parte se exponen los procedimientos de lectura y comprensión textual. La segunda y tercera se centran en técnicas de análisis lingüístico y de discurso, respectivamente, organizadas de modo que cada nivel sirva de apoyo en la progresión hacia el siguiente. Se ofrece así un extenso sistema de recursos para el análisis de todo tipo de textos literarios en inglés.