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Cummins, Robert. 1979. Intention, meaning and truth-conditions. Philosophical Studies 35 (4) : 345–360.
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First C. explains along Gricean lines what he calls pre-conventional meaning. Then David Lewis' account of conventions is introduced to show how pre-conventional cases could lead to the establishment of conventional meaning. The author then gives a 're-writing' of this account, in the light of some very fundamental criticisms.