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Re: request

From:Jake X <starvingpoet@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 18, 2002, 0:01
> I think there's a distinction to be made between the literal > rendering of a sentence with or without pronoun in such languages > (in which the "meaning" would be identical) and the illocutionary > force which each is meant to carry. In formal semantics, "meaning" > describes the former condition of identity, not the latter sense > of pragmatics.
So then couldn't the difference between "We eat" and "we do eat" work for this exercise?
> ========================================================================== > Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, > Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right > University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of > 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. > Chicago, IL 60637


Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>