|Pragmatics, philosophy: pragmatics includes theories which deal with the production of linguistic utterances in certain situations. It examines the extent to which the meaning and the reference of expressions can change. See also context/context dependency, linguistics, syntax, semantics, speech act theory._____________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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Pragmatics/GärdenforsVsChomsky/Gärdenfors: For Chomsky, the pragmatics is only the waste basket for the remains: context, deixis, etc.). Gärdenfors: for a theory of the evolution of language, we must proceed differently: pragmatics before semantics before syntax.
Gärdenfors: the pragmatics of a communication system will not determine the semantic structure. The meaning space can be divided in many different ways. Also, the semantics does not determine the syntax. However, the semantic structures will provide limitations on which syntactic structures are possible or likely._____________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.
The Geometry of Meaning Cambridge 2014