LINGUIST List 28.3964

Wed Sep 27 2017

Books: Reference and Representation in Thought and Language: de Ponte, Korta (eds.)

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Date: 12-May-2017
From: Celine Aenlle-Rocha <Celine.Aenlle-Rochaoup.com>
Subject: Reference and Representation in Thought and Language: de Ponte, Korta (eds.)
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Title: Reference and Representation in Thought and Language
Published: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Book URL: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/reference-and-representation-in-thought-and-language-9780198714217

Editor: Maria de Ponte
Editor: Kepa Korta
Hardback: ISBN: 9780198714217 Pages: 304 Price: U.S. $ 85.00
Abstract:

This volume offers novel views on the precise relation between reference to an object by means of a linguistic expression and our mental representation of that object, long a source of debate in the philosophy of language, linguistics, and cognitive science. Chapters in this volume deal with our devices for singular reference and singular representation, with most focusing on linguistic expressions that are used to refer to particular objects, persons, or places. These expressions include proper names such as Mary and John; indexicals such as I and tomorrow; demonstrative pronouns such as this and that; and some definite and indefinite descriptions such as The Queen of England or a medical doctor. Other chapters examine the ways we represent objects in thought, particularly the first-person perspective and the self, and one explores a notion common to reference and representation: salience. The volume includes the latest views on these complex topics from some of the most prominent authors in the field and will be of interest to anyone working on issues of reference and representation in thought and language.

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng)

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