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The heterogeneity of procedural meaning

Carston, RA; (2016) The heterogeneity of procedural meaning. Lingua , 175 pp. 154-166. 10.1016/j.lingua.2015.12.010. Green open access

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Abstract

The distinction in relevance theory between two kinds of encoded meaning, conceptual and procedural, has evolved so that more and more components of encoded meaning, both linguistic and non-linguistic, are now taken to be procedural (non-conceptual). I trace these developments and assess the extent to which these diverse elements share properties that distinguish them from concept-expressing words. While the notion of procedural encoding has lost some of its original distinctiveness, it may make sense to think of all encoded meaning as procedural (including the meaning of concept-expressing words), but this necessitates the drawing of new clarifying distinctions among kinds of procedural meaning.

Type: Article
Title: The heterogeneity of procedural meaning
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.lingua.2015.12.010
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2015.12.010
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Relevance theory; Procedural meaning; Concepts; Meaning modulation; Discourse connectives; Expressives
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Linguistics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1474149
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