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Scheffler, Israel. 1979. Beyond the letter: A philosophical inquiry into ambiguity, vagueness and metaphor in language. Routledge and Kegan Paul. xiii + 146 pp.
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Book – monograph
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A study of 'lapses or deviations from the prevalent semantic ideal', i.e. the ideal conception of language as utterly precise, determinate, purely literal and perfectly univocal, which underlies much work in semantics.

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