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From code to speaker meaning

Sterelny, Kim


This paper has two aims. One is to defend an incrementalist view of the evolution of language, not from those who think that syntax could not evolve incrementally, but from those who defend a fundamental distinction between Gricean communication or ostensive inferential communication (Scott-Phillips, Sperber, Tomasello, originally based on Grice) and code-based communication. The paper argues against this dichotomy, and sketches ways in which a code-based system could evolve into Gricean...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Biology and Philosophy
DOI: 10.1007/s10539-017-9597-8


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