Compositionality, Context and Semantic Values

Essays in Honour of Ernie Lepore

  • Robert J. Stainton
  • Christopher Viger

Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 85)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Compositionality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sarah-Jane Leslie
      Pages 3-30
    3. Daniel Blair
      Pages 31-58
  3. Context and “What Is Said”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Sanford C. Goldberg
      Pages 61-78
    3. Lenny Clapp
      Pages 79-103
    4. David Hunter
      Pages 105-128
  4. Semantic Values

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Josh Dever
      Pages 147-191
    3. Michael Glanzberg
      Pages 193-220
    4. James Higginbotham
      Pages 221-235
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 275-281

About this book

Introduction

Are natural languages genuinely compositional? What roles does context play in linguistic communication, and by what means? In particular, does context interfere with the compositional determination of truth conditions? What meanings should theorists assign to sentences if compositionality is to be retained? These are the central questions of this important volume of new philosophical essays in honour of Ernie Lepore.

Keywords

Formal semantics Pragmatics communication language philosophy of language semantic

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Stainton
    • 1
  • Christopher Viger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Western Ontario Talbot CollegeLondon OntarioCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8310-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8309-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8310-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4662
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