Semantics versus Pragmatics

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Leading scholars in the philosophy of language and theoretical linguistics present brand-new papers on a major topic at the intersection of the two fields, the distinction between semantics and pragmatics. Anyone engaged with this issue in either discipline will find much to reward their attention here.

Contributors: Kent Bach, Herman Cappelen, Michael Glanzberg, Jeffrey C. King, Ernie Lepore, Stephen Neale, F. Recanati, Nathan Salmon, Mandy Simons, Scott Soames, Robert J. Stainton, Jason Stanley, Zoltan Gendler Szabo

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"Preceded by an informative and accessible introduction...The book is important because the papers it contains reflect a wide range of views concerning...pragmatics and semantics...[It] is a valuable collection...challenges are addressed with insight and ingenuity."—Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199251513
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/24/2005
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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Cornell University
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Table of Contents

Introduction, Zoltan Gendler Szabo
1. Context ex Machina, Kent Bach
2. Radical and Moderate Pragmatics: Does Meaning Determine Truth Conditions?, Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore
3. Semantics, Pragmatics, and the Role of Semantic Content, Jeffrey C. King and Jason Stanley
4. Two Concepts of Semantics, Nathan Salmon
5. Focus: A Case Study on the Semantics/Pragmatics Boundary, Michael Glanzberg
6. Pragmatism and Pronouns, Stephen Neale
7. Deixis and Anaphora, F. Recanati
8. Presupposition and Relevance, Mandy Simons
9. Naming and Asserting, Scott Soames
10. In Defence of Non-Sentential Assertion, Robert J. Stainton

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