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Utterance: oral performance of a sentence as opposed to the mere thinking or writing. See also actions, speech acts utterance conditions, assertibility conditions
 
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Cresswell, M.J.
 
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Utterances I 98
Utterance/Cresswell: (unlike sentence): carries its semantics with itself - utterance: means in a
given situation what it is. That is, that we cannot do the same for expressions what we have done for synonymy classes of sentences: we cannot imagine a class of predictions that has a class of meanings in one interpretation and another in another interpretation. - New: now classes of utterances are the sentence meanings - then, for example, "the earth moves" in any language.

Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

Cr II
M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-28