Law Publications

Title

Logical Form and the Vernacular Revisited

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Journal

Mind and Language

Volume

32

Issue

4

First Page

495

URL with Digital Object Identifier

https://doi.org/10.1111/mila.12151

Last Page

522

Abstract

We revisit a debate initiated some 15 years ago by Ray Elugardo and Robert Stainton about the domain of arguments. Our main result is that arguments are not exclusively sets of linguistic expressions. Instead, as we put it, some non-linguistic items have ‘logical form’. The crucial examples are arguments, both deductive and inductive, made with unembedded words and phrases.

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