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Subject: Speaker's Meaning -- for the philsophically insatiable.
(was "Re: To Be a Weed or Not to Be.")
"S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com> on Sun. Nov. 24 wrote:
"Words mean what people mean them to mean, even though the audience
might not understand the speaker's meaning...."
"[For the philosophically insatiable, the best primers (imo) on speaker
H.P. Grice's paper, "Meaning" (1957) and his William James lectures
presented at Harvard in 1967.
Then throw in W.V.O Quine's _Word and Object_ (1964) and
Saul Kripke's "Naming and Necessity" (1982 from an earlier lecture). "
To that list I would add:
Owen Barfield's _Speaker's Meaning_ (1967 - from a 1965 lecture at
Owen Barfield's "The Nature of Meaning" in _SEVEN_, Vol. 2, 1981, pp
[may be seen at http://meaningsnature.cjb.net])