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Metalinguistic proposals

Hansen, N. (2019) Metalinguistic proposals. Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy. ISSN 1502-3923

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2019.1658628


This paper sets out the felicity conditions for metalinguistic proposals, a type of directive illocutionary act. It discusses the relevance of metalinguistic proposals and other metalinguistic directives for understanding both small- and large-scale "linguistic engineering" projects, "essentially contested concepts", metalinguistic provocations, and the methodology of ordinary language philosophy. Metalinguistic proposals are compared with other types of linguistic interventions, including metalinguistic negotiation, conceptual engineering, lexical warfare, and ameliorative projects.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Centre for Cognition Research (CCR)
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Philosophy
ID Code:83389
Uncontrolled Keywords:conceptual engineering, conceptual pacts, essentially contested concepts, metalinguistic negotiation, ordinary language philosophy, speech acts
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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