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The science of meaning : essays on the metatheory of natural language semantics

Author: Derek Ball; Brian Rabern
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
SCIENCE OF MEANING.
[Place of publication not identified] : OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2018
(OCoLC)1017607050
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Ball; Brian Rabern
ISBN: 9780191059957 0191059951 9780191864100 0191864102
OCLC Number: 1042329661
Description: 1 online resource
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.
Responsibility: edited by Derek Ball and Brian Rabern.

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