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Meaning and Context

by Luca Baptista (Volume editor) Erich Rast (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 311 Pages

Summary

The contextual contributions to meaning are at the core of the debate about the semantics/pragmatics distinction, one of the liveliest topics in current philosophy of language and linguistics. The controversy between semantic minimalists and contextualists regarding context and semantic content is a conspicuous example of the debate’s relevance. This collection of essays, written by leading philosophers as well as talented young researchers, offers new approaches to the ongoing discussion about the status of lexical meaning and the role of context dependence in linguistic theorizing. It covers a broad range of issues in semantics and pragmatics such as presuppositions, reference, lexical meaning, discourse relations and information structure, negation, and metaphors. The book is an essential reading for philosophers, linguists, and graduate students of philosophy of language and linguistics.

Details

Pages
311
ISBN (PDF)
9783035101584
ISBN (Softcover)
9783034305747
Language
English
Publication date
2011 (February)
Published
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 311 pp., 1 fig., 1 table

Biographical notes

Luca Baptista (Volume editor) Erich Rast (Volume editor)

Luca Baptista and Erich Rast are research fellows at the Institute of Philosophy of Language at the New University of Lisbon.

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