Accession Number : AD0728693

Title :   Contributions to a Better Understanding of Communication through Natural Languages.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 1 Feb 68-31 Jan 71,

Corporate Author : HEBREW UNIV JERUSALEM (ISRAEL) APPLIED LOGIC BRANCH

Personal Author(s) : Bar-Hillel,Yehoshua

Report Date : 01 FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The objective of the research was to arrive at a better understanding of communication through natural languages on the basis of a philosophy of language and communication that attempted to synthesize the conceptions of logical empiricism, British linguistic philosophy, cybernetics and M.I.T.-type linguistic theory. In particular, it was hoped to arrive, on this basis, at a better conception of the pragmatics of natural languages. The major achievement consisted in a better understanding of the problems posed by the essentially pragmatic character of natural languages rather than in their solution. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LANGUAGE, *SOCIAL COMMUNICATION), LINGUISTICS, SYMPOSIA, REASONING, ISRAEL

Subject Categories : Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE