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Title The science of meaning : essays on the metatheory of natural language semantics / edited by Derek Ball and Brian Rabern
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Contents 1. What is -- or, for that Matter, isn't -- 'Experimental' Semantics? / Pauline Jacobson -- 2. Axiomatization in the Meaning Sciences / Thomas F. Icard -- 3. David Lewis on Context / Robert Stalnaker -- 4. From Meaning to Content: Issues in Meta-Semantics / Francois Recanati -- 5. Reviving the Parameter Revolution in Semantics / Josh Dever -- 6. Changing Notions of Linguistic Competence in the History of Formal Semantics / Barbara H. Partee -- 7. Lexical Meaning, Concepts, and the Metasemantics of Predicates / Michael Glanzberg -- 8. Interpretation and the Interpreter: On the Role of the Interpreter in Davidsonian Foundational Semantics / Kathrin Gluer -- 9. Expressing Expectations / Frank Veltman -- 10. Fregean Compositionality / Thomas Ede Zimmermann -- 11. Semantic Typology and Composition / Paul M. Pietroski -- 12. Semantics as Model-Based Science / Seth Yalcin -- 13. Semantic Possibility / Wolfgang Schwarz -- 14. Semantics as Measurement / Derek Ball
Summary With language we command, assert, query, emote, insult, and inspire. Language has meaning, and semantics is the science of linguistic meaning. But what exactly is <"meaning>"? What is the exact target of semantic theory? This volume explores these questions, in the light of the current state of the art in natural language semantics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Meaning (Psychology)
Meaning (Psychology)
Form Electronic book
Author Ball, Derek, editor
Rabern, Brian, editor
ISBN 0191059951 (electronic bk.)
9780191059957 (electronic bk.)