Situations and Attitudes
Jon Barwise, John Perry
Bradford Book, Jan 1, 1983 - Linguistics - 352 pages
In this provocative book, Barwise and Perry tackle the slippery subject of "meaning, " a subject that has long vexed linguists, language philosophers, and logicians.
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