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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
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Owen F. R. Greenhall
Publication date:
2006
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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