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Concepts of Meaning includes contributions from well-known philosophers of language and semanticists. It is a useful collection for students in philosophy of language, semantics and epistemology. This work discusses new research in semantics, theory of truth, philosophy of language and theory of communication from a trans-disciplinary perspective. An integrated theory of linguistic behavior should provide a framework to make behavior intelligible. This work addresses issues such as sentence meaning, utterance meaning, speaker's intention and reference, linguistic context, circumstances and background theories. Readers will learn that interpretation is a result of a complex pattern.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »communication - epistemology - knowledge - language - philosophy of language - semantic - semantics
Introduction; G. Preyer, G. Peter, M. Ulkan. I: Speaker Meaning, Communication, And Intentions. 1. Communicative and Illocutionary Acts; M. Ulkan. 2. Language Acts and Action; L. Röska-Hardy. 3. Reflections on the Intentionality of Linguistic Behavior; J. Nuyts. 4. Descriptions, Indexicals, and Speaker Meaning; R. Elugardo. 5. Informatives and/or Directives? (A New Start in Speech Act Classification); G. Meggle, M. Ulkan. 6. Constructive Speech-Act Theory; D. Hartmann. II: Truth, Semantic Content, And Externalism. 7. The Truth about Moods; K. Ludwig. 8. Semantic Theory and Indirect Speech; H. Cappelen, E. Lepore. 9. All Facts Great and Small; R.N. Manning. 10. Knowledge, Content, and the Wellsprings of Objectivity; R. Wilburn. 11. Interpretation and Skill: On Passing Theory; D. Simpson. Contributors. Index.