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Linguistics and Philosophy focuses on issues related to structure and meaning in natural language, as addressed in the semantics, philosophy of language, pragmatics and related disciplines, in particular the following areas:

  • philosophical theories of meaning and truth, reference, description, entailment, presupposition, implicatures, context-dependence, and speech acts
  • linguistic theories of semantic interpretation in relation to syntactic structure and prosody, of discourse structure, lexcial semantics and semantic change
  • psycholinguistic theories of semantic interpretation and issues of the processing and acquisition of natural language, and the relation of semantic interpretation to other cognitive faculties
  • mathematical and logical properties of natural language and general aspects of computational linguistics
  • philosophical questions raised by linguistics as a science.

It publishes articles, replies, and review articles.

Peer review is conducted using Editorial Manager®, supported by a database of international experts. This database is shared with the journal, Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.

  • Examines structure and meaning in natural language, as addressed in the semantics, philosophy of language, pragmatics and related disciplines
  • The journal of record for the fields of semantics and philosophy of language
  • Included in Thomson/Reuters ISI Social Sciences Citation Index

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Co-Editors-in-Chief
  • Regine Eckardt,
  • Dilip Ninan
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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1.167 (2021)
Impact factor
1.550 (2021)
Five year impact factor
68 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
82,969 (2021)
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  1. The semantics of exceptives

    Authors

    • Stanley Peters
    • Dag Westerståhl
    • Content type: Original Research
    • Open Access
    • Published: 08 July 2022
This journal has 61 open access articles

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1573-0549
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0165-0157
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