Meaning and Speech Acts: Volume 2, Formal Semantics of Success and Satisfaction

Meaning and Speech Acts: Volume 2, Formal Semantics of Success and Satisfaction

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The primary units of meaning in the use and comprehension of language are speech acts of the type called illocutionary acts. In Foundations of Illocutionary Logic John Searle and Daniel Vanderveken presented the first formalised logic of a general theory of speech acts. In Meaning and Speech Acts Daniel Vanderveken further develops the logic of speech acts and the logic of propositions to construct a general semantic theory of natural languages. Volume I, Principles of Language Use explains the general principles that connect meaning, reason, thought and speech acts in the semantic structure of language. It presupposes no detailed knowledge of logical formalism, and will be accessible to a large readership of students and scholars from philosophy, lingustics, cognitive psychology and computer science. Volume II, Formal Semantics of Success and Satisfaction uses the resources of philosophical and mathematical logics to develop a formalisation of the laws of the semantic theory advanced in Volume I. It will be of interest to theoretical linguists and those involved in mathematical logic and artificial intelligence.They can be used to define the special propositional content conditions of questions. Indeed, they have characterized important logical relations that exist between the propositional contents of questions and answers. Their results on this issueanbsp;...


Title:Meaning and Speech Acts: Volume 2, Formal Semantics of Success and Satisfaction
Author: Daniel Vanderveken
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1990
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