Compositionality, Context and Semantic Values: Essays in Honour of Ernie Lepore

Compositionality, Context and Semantic Values: Essays in Honour of Ernie Lepore

by Robert J. Stainton
     
 

Are natural languages genuinely compositional? What roles does context play in linguistic communication, and by what means? In particular, does context interfere with the compositional determination of truth conditions? What meanings should theorists assign to sentences if compositionality is to be retained? These are the central questions of this important volume

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Are natural languages genuinely compositional? What roles does context play in linguistic communication, and by what means? In particular, does context interfere with the compositional determination of truth conditions? What meanings should theorists assign to sentences if compositionality is to be retained? These are the central questions of this important volume of new philosophical essays in honour of Ernie Lepore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048178384
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/14/2010
Series:
Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy Series, #85
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

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