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allographic

allographic  

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Term introduced by Goodman to describe works of art such as pieces of music or literary texts where there can be multiple copies, each of which is equally an instance of the work. The contrast is ...
ambiguity

ambiguity  

Having more than one meaning. The simplest case is lexical ambiguity, where a single term has two meanings. A sentence or grammatically complex construction can be ambiguous without any of the words ...
artificial language

artificial language  

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Linguistics
A language deliberately invented or constructed, especially as a means of communication in computing or information technology. See also language (1). Compare natural language.
Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce  

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Philosophy
(1839–1914)American philosopher of science and language. Peirce was the son of the distinguished Harvard mathematician Benjamin Peirce, and educated to a mistrust of metaphysical reasoning, compared ...
Languages of Art

Languages of Art  

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Linguistics
(1968).A work by Nelson Goodman that has had a growing influence on semiotic thinking, Languages of Art: An Approach to a Theory of Symbols incited controversy with its refutation ...
linguistic motivation

linguistic motivation  

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Linguistics
In the context of Sausserean linguistics, the notion of linguistic motivation usually opposes the notion of arbitrariness that is deemed to characterize linguistic signs. Saussure, however, certainly ...
Nelson Goodman

Nelson Goodman  

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(1906–98)American philosopher. Born in Massachusetts and educated at Harvard, Goodman was an art dealer in Boston from 1929–41, and held positions at Pennsylvania and Brandeis before becoming ...
pertinence

pertinence  

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Linguistics
Since in order to decode the pertinent content of a message we need to know something both of its code and of its context, any message that is interpretable will ...
pictures

pictures  

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Linguistics
The big picture the situation as a whole.every picture tells a story proverbial saying, early 20th century; in Jane Eyre (1847), Charlotte Brontë had written for the child Jane, ‘The letter-press…I ...
principle of individuation

principle of individuation  

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Also known as the criterion of identity. The principle associated with a kind of thing, telling when we have two of them and when we have one. Thus to count words it is necessary to know whether we ...
stylostatistics

stylostatistics  

The objective analysis of the relative frequencies of stylistic forms and patterns in the use of language, especially written texts. In practice, stylostatistical studies have focused on the ...
token

token  

A form of digital cash generated by an enterprise, usually a bank, which is used as payment for a product bought over the Internet. The token is validated by the issuer applying a digital stamp. When ...
type-type identity

type-type identity  

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A form of identity theory of mind in which it is supposed that mental events can be identified with physical events in such a way that to any kind of the one there will correspond a kind of the ...

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