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The meaning of mean: Polysemy in disguise

Dzieciniak, Mattias LU (2011) ENGK01 20112
English Studies
Abstract (Undetermined)
Polysemy is quite a common phenomenon. Variation in meaning has been
shown to be omnipresent in lnaguage (Lakoff 1987). Paul Grice (1957) touches
upon this in his article ‘Meaning’. While primarily seeking to establish
principles for all manner of human communication using language1, he uses
the word mean to illustrate his examples. With the help of logic (in the
philosophical sense), he establishes that the word mean actually has two
meanings, which he calls natural and non-natural (Grice 1957).
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Dzieciniak, Mattias LU
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ENGK01 20112
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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English
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2760531
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2012-06-12 08:45:09
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  abstract     = {Polysemy is quite a common phenomenon. Variation in meaning has been
shown to be omnipresent in lnaguage (Lakoff 1987). Paul Grice (1957) touches
upon this in his article ‘Meaning’. While primarily seeking to establish
principles for all manner of human communication using language1, he uses
the word mean to illustrate his examples. With the help of logic (in the
philosophical sense), he establishes that the word mean actually has two
meanings, which he calls natural and non-natural (Grice 1957).},
  author       = {Dzieciniak, Mattias},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The meaning of mean: Polysemy in disguise},
  year         = {2011},
}