Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

Compositionality, Context and Semantic Values

Essays in Honour of Ernie Lepore

Editors: Stainton, Robert J., Viger, Christopher (Eds.)

  • Features contributions by top scholars
  • Examines a topic that is absolutely central to contemporary philosophy of language
  • Celebrates the work of renowned philosopher of language Ernie Lepore
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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? What meanings should theorists assign to sentences if compositionality is to be retained? These are the central questions of this important volume of new philosophical essays in honour of Ernie Lepore.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • “If”, “Unless”, and Quantification

    Leslie, Sarah-Jane

    Pages 3-30

  • Bridging the Paratactic Gap

    Blair, Daniel

    Pages 31-58

  • On the Epistemic Utility of What is Said

    Goldberg, Sanford C.

    Pages 61-78

  • In Defense of Context Shifting Arguments

    Clapp, Lenny

    Pages 79-103

  • Contextualism, Skepticism and Objectivity

    Hunter, David

    Pages 105-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Compositionality, Context and Semantic Values
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honour of Ernie Lepore
Editors
  • Robert J. Stainton
  • Christopher Viger
Series Title
Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Series Volume
85
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8310-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8310-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8309-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7838-4
Series ISSN
0924-4662
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 282
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