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Minimal semantics

Author: Emma Borg
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Asks what a theory of literal linguistic meaning is for - if you were to be given a working theory of meaning for a language right now, what would you be able to do with it? The author argues for a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Borg
ISBN: 0199206929 9780199206926
OCLC Number: 263635110
Description: x, 288 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. A tale of two theories ; 2. Modularity ; 3. Overt context-sensitivity: the problems of indexicality ; 4. Covert context-sensitivity: the problems of underdetermination, inappropriateness, and indeterminacy ; 5. Minimal semantics and the global art of communication
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Borg's engaging and accessible book explicates and defends a position with regard to a lively debate taking place among contemporary analytical philosophers of language. * Lenny Clapp, Mind Journal *

 
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