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THE PRAGMATICS AND SEMIOTICS OF STANDARD LANGUAGES by  Albert M Sweet - Hardcover - 1988 - from VELMA CLINTON BOOKS and Biblio.com

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THE PRAGMATICS AND SEMIOTICS OF STANDARD LANGUAGES

by Sweet, Albert M

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1988. Hardcover. 0271006307; Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are almost as new. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; 9-1/8" Tall, 209pp. Medium red cloth, bright silver spine lettering. Cprt. 1988. PHILOSOPHY. "Sweet describes the pragmatic foundations of standard logic and applies these foundations to the task of developing a theory of intended models as an extension of standard model theory in which the relevant 'intending' is represented pragmatically. Methods of formal logic are used to investigate the structure of the relation between language and the world. The first section of the book states the immediate goal of standard pragmatics as that of recovering the algebraic structure first-order logic by means of a purely pragmatic construction. The second section, the major portion of the work, then provides the foundation for a semiotic theory of intended models and referential meaning . The theory is then applied to the problem of referential indeterminancy, which has been associated with the phenomenon of scientific revolutions. " ... Notes. Index. .

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