On Pragmatic Demarcation Of Language

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Abstract

The present paper shows that if an adequate distinction can be drawn in pragmatics between linguistic and non-linguistic institutions (systems of rules, speech acts), then an adequate distinction between analytic and synthetic sentences is possible in semantics. The demonstration rests on several assumptions concerning the nature of pragmatics and plausible adequacy conditions for analyticity definitions. The concept of extremity is introduced and plays a central role in the argument.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-260
Number of pages10
JournalTheoretical Linguistics
Volume5
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978

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