The role of truth-values in indirect meanings

Basil Lourié, Olga Mitrenina

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Abstract

The problem of truth-values of indirect meanings is discussed within the semantic theory of indirect meaning proposed by the present authors in a dialogue with Hintikka’s and Sandu’s theory. The authors preserve the key notion of the latter, the meaning line, but putting it into different semantics (non-Fregean situational) and logic (paraconsistent). Like the contradictions, the indirect meanings tend to an explosion (there are always such possible worlds where they are true); to make them meaningful, there is a need of singling out the only relevant transworld connexion among the infinite number of the possible ones. The meaning line serves to this purpose. An analysis of the simplest semantic constructions with indirect meaning (tropes, humour, hints, riddles, etc.) is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage, Music and Computing - Second International Workshop, LMAC 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsPolina Eismont, Olga Mitrenina, Asya Pereltsvaig
PublisherSpringer
Pages185-206
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9783030055936
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event2nd International Workshop on Language, Music and Computing, LMAC 2017 - St. Petersburg
Duration: 17 Apr 201719 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume943
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Conference2nd International Workshop on Language, Music and Computing, LMAC 2017
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period17/04/1719/04/17

Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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Lourié, B., & Mitrenina, O. (2019). The role of truth-values in indirect meanings. In P. Eismont, O. Mitrenina, & A. Pereltsvaig (Eds.), Language, Music and Computing - Second International Workshop, LMAC 2017, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 185-206). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 943). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05594-3_15
Lourié, Basil ; Mitrenina, Olga. / The role of truth-values in indirect meanings. Language, Music and Computing - Second International Workshop, LMAC 2017, Revised Selected Papers. editor / Polina Eismont ; Olga Mitrenina ; Asya Pereltsvaig. Springer, 2019. pp. 185-206 (Communications in Computer and Information Science).
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Lourié, B & Mitrenina, O 2019, The role of truth-values in indirect meanings. in P Eismont, O Mitrenina & A Pereltsvaig (eds), Language, Music and Computing - Second International Workshop, LMAC 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 943, Springer, pp. 185-206, St. Petersburg, 17/04/17. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05594-3_15

The role of truth-values in indirect meanings. / Lourié, Basil; Mitrenina, Olga.

Language, Music and Computing - Second International Workshop, LMAC 2017, Revised Selected Papers. ed. / Polina Eismont; Olga Mitrenina; Asya Pereltsvaig. Springer, 2019. p. 185-206 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 943).

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Lourié B, Mitrenina O. The role of truth-values in indirect meanings. In Eismont P, Mitrenina O, Pereltsvaig A, editors, Language, Music and Computing - Second International Workshop, LMAC 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Springer. 2019. p. 185-206. (Communications in Computer and Information Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05594-3_15