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Imagination and Convention : Distinguishing Grammar and Inference in Language (Paperback) (Ernie Lepore)

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What do speakers mean? What do they convey? What do they reveal? How do they invite us to think? Communication exploits conventional rules, deliberate choices, and many other faculties. How? A common answer invokes simple meanings and general ways to reinterpret them, as in H. P. Grice's theory of conversational implicature. Lepore and Stone show such answers are unsatisfactory. Instead, they argue that language provides diverse tools for making ideas public, and that communication recruits distinct kinds of imagination. The work synthesizes results from across cognitive science into a profoundly new account of meaning in language.
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Philosophy, Language + Art + Disciplines, Psychology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Ernie Lepore
Language: English
Street Date: February 8, 2017
TCIN: 51687977
UPC: 9780198797418
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-4984
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