© 1971

Pragmatics of Natural Languages

  • Editors
  • Yehoshua Bar-Hillel

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Niels Egmont Christensen
    Pages 35-49
  3. David Harrah
    Pages 69-83
  4. Hans-Heinrich Lieb
    Pages 94-119
  5. Chaim Perelman
    Pages 145-149
  6. I. M. Schlesinger
    Pages 150-172
  7. Nathan Stemmer
    Pages 194-231
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 233-235

About this book


In June 22-27,1970, an International Working Symposium on Pragmatics of Natural Languages took place in Jerusalem under the auspices of The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science.! Some thirty philosophers, logicians, linguists, and psychologists from Israel, U.S.A., West-Germany, England, Belgium, France, Scotland, and Denmark met in seven formal and a number of informal sessions in order to discuss some ofthe problems around the use and acquisition oflanguage which in the eyes of an increasing number of scholars have been left under­ treated in the recent upsurge ofinterest in theoretical linguistics and philos­ ophy of language. More specifically, during the formal sessions the following topics were discussed: The validity of the syntactics-seman tics-pragmatics trichotomy The present state of the competence-performance issue Logic and linguistics The New Rhetoric Speech acts Language acquisition. The participants in the Symposium distributed among themselves re­ prints and preprints of relevant material, partly in advance of the meeting, partly at its beginning. Each session was introduced by one or two modera­ tors, and summaries of each day's proceedings were prepared and distri­ buted the next day. The participants were invited to submit papers after the symposium, written under its impact. The eleven essays published here are the result.


language language acquisition linguistics philosophy of language semantics theoretical linguistics theory of language

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pragmatics of Natural Languages
  • Editors M. Bar-Hillel
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1971
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-0194-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-277-0599-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-1713-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 236
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Theoretical Linguistics
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