Syntactic Meanings

  • Hans-Heinrich Lieb
Part of the Texts and Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 10)


The problem of distinguishing ‘semantic’ and ‘pragmatic’ aspects of sentences has not yet been solved. One of the most suggestive lines of attack is based on the following idea: ‘semantic’ aspects are those which can be related to truth conditions, ‘pragmatic’ aspects are the ones that concern ‘conditions of use’.


Syntactic Structure Propositional Attitude Directive Part Sentence Meaning Doxastic Attitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Heinrich Lieb
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  1. 1.Freie Universität BerlinGermany

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