UNDERSTANDING IN PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE

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Transliteration of original Title: 
PONIMANIE V FILOSOFII YaZYKA
Author(s): 
Petr S. Kusliy
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Ekaterina V. Vostrikova
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Issue number: 
No.4 (Vol.54)
Abstract: 

This paper addresses the question of understanding of language expressions. We argue that understanding of language expressions can be successfully studied within a general approach of formal semantics and pragmatics. We show how three types of meanings of expressions (truth conditional meaning, presuppositional component and implicatures) contribute to our general understanding of what was said and how those meanings can be studied within the formal approach.

Keywords: 
language expressions, formal approach, philosophy of language, understanding, truth conditional meaning
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DOI: 
10.5840/eps201754470