Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism : New Essays on Semantics and Pragmatics, Hardback Book

Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism : New Essays on Semantics and Pragmatics Hardback

Edited by Gerhard (University of Frankfurt) Preyer, Georg (University of Frankfurt) Peter

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Fifteen specially written papers examine the ways in which the content of what we say is dependent on the context in which we say it. At the centre of the current debate on this subject is Cappelen and Lepore's claim that context-sensitivity in language is best captured by a combination of semantic minimalism and speech act pluralism. Using this theory as their starting point, the contributors to this volume develop a variety of different views about the role of context in communication, and reveal its wide-ranging implications for all issues in the philosophy of language and linguistics.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 374 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy of language
  • ISBN: 9780199213320

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