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  • n. Plural form of utterer.

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Examples

  • Though these systems are described as communication, the central theoretical questions are whether the communicative utterances are referential and whether the utterers are mentally representing the referent, that is, whether the utterance is meaningful from the perspective of conspecifics.

    Animal Cognition

  • The key idea is that the account of utterers meaning specifies an optimal state that actual uttterers rarely if ever realize.

    Paul Grice

  • For example, as a result of reading the last sentence, you believe that we believe that audiences regard utterers as having the intentions specified in the account of utterers 'meaning when audiences are called upon to justify the beliefs and actions they form in response to utterances.

    Paul Grice

  • There is no denying that we can describe utterers and audiences in this way.

    Paul Grice

  • The optimal state is what the analysis of utterers 'meaning specifies.

    Paul Grice

  • Grice contends sentence and word meaning can be analyzed in terms of what speakers (utterers, for Grice) mean.

    Paul Grice

  • Utterers 'meaning, in turn, can be analyzed without semantic remainder in terms of utterers having certain intentions.

    Paul Grice

  • Second, he addresses the fact that utterers and audiences rarely, if ever, reason in the way suggested.

    Paul Grice

  • Returning to meaning, why not view utterers and their audiences as similar to Jill?

    Paul Grice

  • In “Utterer's Meaning, Sentence Meaning, and Word Meaning,” Grice offers a revised version of his 1957 account of utterers meaning.

    Paul Grice

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