Options for the Explication of Meaning in Natural Language.
Paper presented at The 21st Session of the International Philosophical School Philosophy between Two Centuries, Varna, 29 May - 1 June 2000. Ed. by S. Kaneva et al., Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2001, pp. 187-191. ISSN 1310-0416
The paper comments on the three dominant approaches to the explication of meaning in natural language: meaning as a relation between linguistic expressions and real world entities, meaning as a relation between linguistic expressions and concepts and propositions as mental entities and meaning as use. Arguments for and against each of the approaches are provided.
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meaning in natural language, meaning as reference, a psychological account of meaning, meaning as use
Language, Linguistics, Literature and Theory of Literature