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Wed Feb 14 2018

Books: Semantics, Pragmatics and Meaning Revisited: Sztencel

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Date: 12-Feb-2018
From: Helen van der Stelt <Helen.vanderSteltspringer.com>
Subject: Semantics, Pragmatics and Meaning Revisited: Sztencel
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Title: Semantics, Pragmatics and Meaning Revisited
Subtitle: The Case of Conditionals
Series Title: Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
Published: 2018
Publisher: Springer
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Book URL: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319691152

Author: Magdalena Sztencel
Hardback: ISBN: 9783319691152 Pages: 211 Price: Europe EURO 89.99
Abstract:

This book systematically investigates what follows about meaning in language if current views on the limited, or even redundant, role of linguistic semantics are taken to their radical conclusion. Focusing on conditionals, the book defends a wholly pragmatic, wholly inferential account of meaning – one which foregrounds a reasoning subject’s individual state of mind. The topics discussed in the book include conceptual content, internalism and externalism, the semantics-pragmatics distinction, meaning holism and explicit versus implicit communication. These topics and the author’s analysis of conditionals will allow the reader to engage with some traditional and current research in linguistics, philosophy and psychology.

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
                            Pragmatics
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng)

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