Meaning Detachment

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This essay concerns meaning detachment and (self-)interpreting utterances.
[Pragmatics & Beyond, I:7]  1980.  vi, 124 pp.
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Table of Contents
Part 1. Meaning Detachment and Interpreting Utterances
I. Detachment rule
1
II. Detachment theorem
1
III. The meaning-implication relation
3
IV. Meaning detachment (weak version)
3
V. The entailment of “mean” according to Grice
5
VI. Incorporation of a consequence into meaning
9
VII. Meaning detachment (strong version)
14
VIII. Arbitrariness of signs
18
IX. Linguistic marking of meaning detachment
23
X. Meaning detachment from a partial interpretation
27
XI. Some cases of non meaning detachment
30
XII. Various extensions of meaning detachment
38
Part 2. Self-Interpreting Utterances
XIII. Self-referring implication
45
XIV. Self-referring interpretation
49
XV. Self-interpretive variants
51
XVI. Self-reference in linguistic interpretations
52
XVII. A caveat on the notion of “self-reference”
67
XVIII. Self-interpreting thoughts?
68
XIX. Some similarities between context-interpretations and self-interpretations
70
XX. One difference between context-interpretations and self-interpretations
79
XXI. “Insubordination” of the interpretans
84
Appendix: explicit performatives are assertions
0. Assertion
89
1. Autonomous relevance of primary meaning
94
2. Contextual incorporation of primary meaning
95
3. Explicit performative answers
96
4. “True” explicit performatives
96
5. Explicit performatives embedded in assertion-inducers
97
6. Parenthetical explicit performatives in French
97
7. Reporting an explicit performative
98
8. Assertions induced by “and”
98
9. “And” versus “or”
100
10. A special case with ‘or’
103
Conclusion
107
Footnotes
109
References
121
Subjects

Linguistics

Semantics
Pragmatics
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  81160096