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

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

by Gerhard Preyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199213321

ISBN-13: 9780199213320

Pub. Date: 11/23/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


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…  See more details below

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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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ISBN-13:
9780199213320
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/23/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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