Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism: New Essays on Semantics and Pragmatics by Gerhard PreyerContext-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism: New Essays on Semantics and Pragmatics by Gerhard Preyer

Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism: New Essays on Semantics and Pragmatics

EditorGerhard Preyer, Georg Peter

Paperback | November 25, 2007

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Fifteen specially written papers examine the ways in which the content of what we say is dependent on the context in which we say it. At the centre of the current debate on this subject is Cappelen and Lepore's claim that context-sensitivity in language is best captured by a combination ofsemantic minimalism and speech act pluralism. Using this theory as their starting point, the contributors to this volume develop a variety of different views about the role of context in communication, and reveal its wide-ranging implications for all issues in the philosophy of language andlinguistics.
Gerhard Preyer and Georg Peter are both at the University of Frankfurt.
Title:Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism: New Essays on Semantics and PragmaticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:November 25, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199213313

ISBN - 13:9780199213313


Table of Contents

Herman Cappelen: Introduction: Semantics and Pragmatics: Some Central IssuesPart I: The Defence of Moderate Contextualism1. Peter Pagin, Francis Jeffry Pelletier: Content, Context and Composition2. Kenneth A. Taylor: A Little Sensitivity goes a Long Way3. Kepa Korta and John Perry: Radical Minimalism, Moderate Contextualism4. Ishani Maitra: How and Why to Be a Moderate Contextualist5. Sarah-Jane Leslie: Moderately Insensitive Semantics6. Eros Corazza and Jerome Dokic: Sense and Insensitivity: Or where Minimalism meets Contextualism7. Elisabeth Camp: Prudent Semantics Meets Wanton Speech Act PluralismPart II: On Critiques of Semantic Minimalism8. Jay Atlas: How Insensitive Can You Be? Meanings, Propositions, Context, and Semantical Underdeterminacy9. John MacFarlane: Semantic Minimalism and Nonindexical Contextualism10. Lenny Clapp: Minimal (Disagreement about) Semantics11. Reinaldo Elugardo: Minimal Propositions, Cognitive Safety Mechanisms, and Psychological Reality12. Philip Robbins: Minimalism and Modularity13. Henry Jackman: Minimalism, Psychological Reality, Meaning and UsePart II: Back to Semantic Minimalism14. Emma Borg: Minimalism versus Contextualism in SemanticsIndex