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LINGUIST List 19.3942

Sun Dec 21 2008

Books: Semantics/Philosophy of Language: Stainton, Viger (Eds)

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Message 1: Compositionality, Context and Semantic Values: Stainton, Viger (Eds)
Date: 19-Dec-2008
From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer.com>
Subject: Compositionality, Context and Semantic Values: Stainton, Viger (Eds)
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Title: Compositionality, Context and Semantic Values
Subtitle: Essays in Honour of Ernie Lepore
Series Title: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Published: 2009
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4020-8309-9

Editor: Robert J. Stainton
Editor: Christopher Viger
Hardback: ISBN: 9781402083099 Pages: 284 Price: U.S. $ 219.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781402083099 Pages: 284 Price: U.K. £ 101.50
Hardback: ISBN: 9781402083099 Pages: 284 Price: Europe EURO 134.95
Abstract:

> Topic is absolutely central to contemporary philosophy of language
> Celebrates the work of renowned philosopher of language Ernie Lepore

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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