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Intentions in Utterance Interpretation
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy. Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris, France.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6265-2205
2015 (English)In: Modeling and Using Context: 9th International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 2015, Lanarca, Cyprus, November 2-6,2015. Proceedings / [ed] Henning Christiansen, Isidora Stojanovic, George A. Papadopoulos, Springer, 2015, 501-505 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Which is the role of intentions in utterance interpretation? I sketch an argument to the effect that the role of intentions is indirect; the interpreter’s assignment of meaning rather depends on considerations of what meaning is most reasonably assigned and her interest. This approach often results in the assignment of intended meaning, but might also result in the assignment of non intended meaning. I consider the three basic options offered to the interpreter when, in the course of the conversation, she is confronted with further evidence about the speaker’s intention.

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Springer, 2015. 501-505 p.
, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 9405
Keyword [en]
Intentions, Utterance interpretation, Semantics/pragmatics, Conversational interaction
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Languages and Literature
Research subject
Theoretical Philosophy
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-125578DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25591-0_39ISBN: 978-3-319-25590-3ISBN: 978-3-319-25591-0OAI: diva2:894056
9th International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 2015, Lanarca, Cyprus, November 2-6, 2015
Metaphor and Contextualism
Swedish Research Council, 1534601
Available from: 2016-01-14 Created: 2016-01-14 Last updated: 2016-05-16Bibliographically approved

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