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LINGUIST List 21.3846

Fri Oct 01 2010

Books: Applied Linguistics/History of Linguistics/Semantics: Meggle

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Handlungstheoretische Semantik: Meggle

Message 1: Handlungstheoretische Semantik: Meggle
Date: 30-Sep-2010
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Handlungstheoretische Semantik: Meggle
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Title: Handlungstheoretische Semantik
Subtitle: [Action-theoretic Semantics]
Published: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/ph/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110226829-1

Author: Georg Meggle
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110226836 Pages: 294 Price: Europe EURO 59.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110226829 Pages: 294 Price: Europe EURO 59.95
Abstract:

There is a long tradition in the philosophy of explaining the concept of
"meaning" in terms of reference of the thing that our sign signifies. At
the latest since Wittgenstein, "meaning" has been explained with the
formula "meaning=use," where one distinguishes between how one uses
something and for what purpose one uses something. The author shows that
this dichotomy between the "how" and the "purpose" of use can be unified.
He does this by first investigating the concept of the purpose of use and
then reconstructs the "use-how" by means of the concept of "convention."
Finally, the author demonstrates how to traditional referential semantics
can be justified on the basis of the theory developed here.

Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
                            Semantics
                            Applied Linguistics
                            Communications
                            Language and Social Interaction

Written In: German, Standard (deu )

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