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Title: Linguistics and Philosophy
Publisher: Springer
 
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URL: http://www.springer.com/10988
Description: Linguistics and Philosophy focuses on issues related to structure and meaning in natural language, as addressed in the philosophy of language, linguistic semantics, syntax and related disciplines, in particular the following areas: > philosophical theories of meaning and truth, reference, description, entailment, presupposition, implicatures, context-dependence, and speech acts > linguistic theories of semantic interpretation in relation to syntactic structure and prosody, of discourse structure, lexcial semantics and semantic change > psycholinguistic theories of semantic interpretation and issues of the processing and acquisition of natural language, and the relation of semantic interpretation to other cognitive faculties > mathematical and logical properties of natural language and general aspects of computational linguistics > philosophical questions raised by linguistics as a science: linguistics methodology, properties of linguistic theories and frameworks, and the relation of linguistics to other fields of inquiry
ISSN: ISSN: 0165-0157 print version
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Philosophy of Language
Psycholinguistics
Semantics

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