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The semantics/pragmatics distinction: a defence of Grice

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The historical development of Morris’ tripartite distinction between syntax, semantics and pragmatics does not follow a smooth path. Examining definitions of the terms ‘semantic’ and ‘pragmatic’ and the phenomena they have been used to describe, provides insight into alternative approaches to the semantics/pragmatics distinction. Paul Grice’s work receives particular attention and taxonomy of philosophical positions, roughly divisible into content minimalist and maximalist groups, is...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
New College
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Greenhall, O
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104622
Publication date:
2006
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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English
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2008-10-07

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