Linguistic meaning meets linguistic form in action



Sign-based semantics, Enactivism, Language, Cognitive archeology


In this paper we suggest that Duffley’s sign-based semantics rests on two main claims: a methodological one and an ontological one. The methodological one is the analysis of corpora and the ontological one is the postulate of mental content. By adopting a linguistic enactivist perspective with a Wittgensteinian twist, we endorse Duffley’s methodological claim and suggest that a sign-based semantics doesn’t have to rely on mental content if it takes into account the conception of meaningful material engagement in cognitive archeology and its development into sign-using as an enactive capacity.


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Biografia do Autor

Nara Miranda de Figueiredo, State University of Campinas

PhD in Philosophy from the University of São Paulo. Collaborating researcher at the Center for Logic and Epistemology at the State University of Campinas.

Elena Clare Cuffari, Marshall College

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Scientific Philosophical Studies of the Mind at Franklin and Marshall College.


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FIGUEIREDO, N. M. de .; CUFFARI, E. C. . Linguistic meaning meets linguistic form in action . Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 45, n. 1, p. 56–79, 2022. Disponível em: Acesso em: 1 out. 2022.