Linguistics and Philosophy
Linguistics and Philosophy focuses on issues related to structure and meaning in natural language, as addressed in the semantics, philosophy of language, pragmatics and related disciplines, in particular the following areas:
- philosophical theories of meaning and truth, reference, description, entailment, presupposition, implicatures, context-dependence, and speech acts
- linguistic theories of semantic interpretation in relation to syntactic structure and prosody, of discourse structure, lexcial semantics and semantic change
- psycholinguistic theories of semantic interpretation and issues of the processing and acquisition of natural language, and the relation of semantic interpretation to other cognitive faculties
- mathematical and logical properties of natural language and general aspects of computational linguistics
- philosophical questions raised by linguistics as a science.
It publishes articles, replies, and review articles.
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The semantic roots of positive polarity: epistemic modal verbs and adverbs in English, Greek and Italian
Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini (December 2018)
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