|Word: a structure separated by spaces from other words within a language. In general, words are formed by one or more characters which are attached to one another. Whole words can in turn be interpreted as signs. In human languages, the elements of the words are letters; in computer languages, other symbols are used within words. See also concepts, expressions, terms, language, characters, symbols, subsentential, meaning._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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Words/Tarski/Davidson/Millikan: this tradition speaks of words in terms of their impact on the truth conditions.
Austin/Searle/Millikan: describes other types of words as "illocutionary" or "performative" in terms of conventional rules.
Grice/Schiffer/Lewis/Millikan: this tradition talks about indicatives and imperatives in terms of intricate narrative speaker intentions.
Verb/noun/preposition/Millikan: (etc.) verb, noun and preposition are not families, but rather eigenfunctions (functions)._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987