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Books: Pragmatics, Truth and Underspecification: Turner, Horn (eds.)

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Date: 19-Sep-2018
From: Maarten Frieswijk <>
Subject: Pragmatics, Truth and Underspecification: Turner, Horn (eds.)
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Title: Pragmatics, Truth and Underspecification
Subtitle: Towards an Atlas of Meaning
Series Title: Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface
Published: 2018
Publisher: Brill

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Editor: Ken Turner
Editor: Laurence Horn
Electronic: ISBN: 9789004365445 Pages: 360 Price: Europe EURO 115
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004341999 Pages: 360 Price: Europe EURO 127

The concept of meaning, since Frege initiated the linguistic turn in 1884, has been the subject of numerous theories, hypotheses, methodologies and distinctions. One distinction of considerable strategic value relates to the location of meaning: some aspects of meaning can be found in language and are modelled with semantic values of various kinds; some aspects of meaning can be found in communicative processes and are modelled with pragmatic inferences of one sort or another. One hypothesis of great heuristic utility concerns the relationship that is assumed between the semantic and the pragmatic. This collection of especially commissioned papers examines current thinking on the plausible nature of the semantic, the possible character of the pragmatic and the mechanics of their intersection.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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