LINGUIST List 31.953

Mon Mar 09 2020

Books: The Architecture of Context and Context-Sensitivity: Ciecierski, Grabarczyk (eds.)

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Date: 02-Mar-2020
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Subject: The Architecture of Context and Context-Sensitivity: Ciecierski, Grabarczyk (eds.)
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Title: The Architecture of Context and Context-Sensitivity
Subtitle: Perspectives from Philosophy, Linguistics and Logic
Series Title: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Published: 2020
Publisher: Springer

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Editor: Tadeusz Ciecierski
Editor: Pawel Grabarczyk
Electronic: ISBN: 9783030344856 Pages: 319 Price: Europe EURO 93.08
Hardback: ISBN: 9783030344849 Pages: 319 Price: Europe EURO 119.89

This volume addresses foundational issues of context-dependence and indexicality, which are at the center of the current debate within the philosophy of language. Topics include the scope of context-dependency, the nature of content and the character of input data of cognitive processes relevant for the interpretation of utterances. There's also coverage of the role of beliefs and intentions as contextual factors, as well as the validity of arguments in context-sensitive languages.

The contributions consider foundational issues regarding context-sensitivity from three different, yet related, perspectives on the phenomenon of context-dependence: representational, structural, and functional. The contributors not only address the representational, structural and/or functional problems separately but also study their mutual connections, thus furthering the debate and bringing competing approaches closer to unification and consensus. This text appeals to students and researchers within the field.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Philosophy of Language

Written In: English (eng)

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