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Entrenchment: “Befriend” vs. “friend”

In “Old words, new meanings,” I talked a little about how words can come to occupy semantic niches; really, this is just the question of how words can come to express the meanings that they express.  The idea is that … Continue reading

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Games, the very idea

Where does meaning lie?  A lot of people believe that meaning is the product of a mind-internal conceptual system; meaning, on this view, is a private psychological property of individuals.  Communication would be the coded transmission of these private states … Continue reading

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