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The “Range” of a Question as a Perceived Intention of the Scope of Information Needed

  • Martin Janta-Polczynski

Abstract

Let us first make a pragmatic point. Any utterance, no matter how well constructed from a grammarian’s, a logician’s or even a semanticis’a point of view is meaningless for a hearer, unless he can somehow relate it to his own expectations, unless he somehow knows what the piece of information given to him is for.

Keywords

Pragmatic Point Computer Science Research Story Context General World Knowledge People Mind 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Janta-Polczynski
    • 1
  1. 1.BrusselsBelgium

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