Reflections on Grice's horseshoe

Turner, Ken (2005) Reflections on Grice's horseshoe In: Cap, Piotr, ed. Pragmatics today ((Łódź studies in language). Peter Lang, Bern, Switzerland, pp. 17-48. ISBN 3631543794

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This paper offers a model treating conditional sentences as expressions of truth-functional propositions and as such being consistent with the broader Gricean framework. I show the inadequacy of the model (and hence some of the framework) to account for a large variety of naturally occurring examples. The paper proposes an alternative theory whereby conditionals do not express propositions, but rather reveal judgments about the future.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Subjects: Q000 Languages and Literature - Linguistics and related subjects > Q100 Linguistics
Faculties: Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Languages Editor
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2015 15:29

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