On logicality and natural logic

Natural Language Semantics 29 (3):501-506 (2021)
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In this paper we focus on the logicality of language, i.e. the idea that the language system contains a deductive device to exclude analytic constructions. Puzzling evidence for the logicality of language comes from acceptable contradictions and tautologies. The standard response in the literature involves assuming that the language system only accesses analyticities that are due to skeletons as opposed to standard logical forms. In this paper we submit evidence in support of alternative accounts of logicality, which reject the stipulation of a natural logic and assume instead the meaning modulation of nonlogical terms.

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Salvatore Pistoia-Reda
Università degli Studi di Siena
Luca San Mauro
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza


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