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Logical Form and the Vernacular Revisited
Mind and Language (2017)
  • Andrew Botterell, Western University
  • Robert J. Stainton, Western University
We revisit a debate initiated some fifteen years ago by Ray Elugardo and Robert Stainton about the domain of arguments. Our main result is that arguments are not exclusively sets of linguistic expressions. Instead, as we put it, some non-linguistic items have ‘logical form’. The crucial examples are arguments, both deductive and inductive, made with unembedded words and phrases.
  • Logical form,
  • arguments,
  • sub-sentences,
  • Stefano Predelli,
  • Jason Merchant,
  • Eros Corazza,
  • Robert Thompson
Publication Date
September, 2017
Publisher Statement
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Citation Information
Andrew Botterell and Robert J. Stainton. "Logical Form and the Vernacular Revisited" Mind and Language Vol. 32 Iss. 4 (2017)
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