Chapter 5. Conventions of Language

  1. David Lewis

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693711.ch5

Convention: A Philosophical Study

Convention: A Philosophical Study

How to Cite

Lewis, D. (2002) Conventions of Language, in Convention: A Philosophical Study, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693711.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631232568

Online ISBN: 9780470693711

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Keywords:

  • verbal signaling language;
  • conventions of language;
  • communication;
  • logicians;
  • conversation

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Possible Languages

  • Grammars

  • Semantics in a Possible Language

  • Conventions of Truthfulness

  • Semantics in a Population