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Imperatives as semantic primitives

By R.J. Mastop


There are three different ways in which nondeclaratives have been integrated into formal theories\ud of meaning. These are: the performative analysis, which treats them as explicit or modal performatives\ud and attempts to reduce them to statements; the parametric analysis, distinguishing a\ud sentence type expression M from a ‘sentence radical’ p, together forming a meaningful expression\ud [M,p]; and the operator analysis, according to which (nondeclarative) sentence type expressions\ud scope over an statement, yielding M(p)

Topics: Wijsbegeerte
Year: 2008
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