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Compositionality, Context and Semantic Values Essays in Honour of Ernie Lepore

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ISBN-10: 1402083092

ISBN-13: 9781402083099

Edition: 2009

Authors: Christopher Viger, Robert J. Stainton

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Are natural languages genuinely compositional? What roles does context play in linguistic communication, and by what means? In particular, does context interfere with the compositional determination of truth conditions? These are the central questions of this important volume of new philosophical essays in honour of Ernie Lepore.
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List price: $109.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/25/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 282
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

"If", "Unless", and Quantification
Bridging the Paratactic Gap
Context and "What Is Said"
On the Epistemic Utility of What is Said
In Defense of Context Shifting Arguments
Contextualism, Skepticism and Objectivity
On Failing to Capture Some (or Even All) of What is Communicated
Semantic Values
The Disunity of Truth
Descriptions, Negation, and Focus
Evidentials: Some Preliminary Distinctions
The Direct Expression of Metaphorical Content
The Empirical Case for Bare Demonstratives in Vision