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Published: 23 January 2014

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780199915101

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Unruly Words

A Study of Vague Language

Diana Raffman

  • Raffman advances a new theory on vagueness drawn from a previously unpublished study of ordinary language use.
  • Raffman's theory is genuinely semantic (non-epistemic) but preserves bivalence, a combination that was previously considered impossible