Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology

Semantics, Pragmatics and Meaning Revisited

The Case of Conditionals

Authors: Sztencel, Magdalena

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  • Engages with current views and topics on meaning in language
  • Proposes a novel solution to a thus far unresolved debate
  • Synthesizes philosophical and linguistic tradition with up-to-date research in psychology
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This book systematically investigates what follows about meaning in language if current views on the limited, or even redundant, role of linguistic semantics are taken to their radical conclusion. Focusing on conditionals, the book defends a wholly pragmatic, wholly inferential account of meaning – one which foregrounds a reasoning subject’s individual state of mind. The topics discussed in the book include conceptual content, internalism and externalism, the semantics-pragmatics distinction, meaning holism and explicit versus implicit communication. These topics and the author’s analysis of conditionals will allow the reader to engage with some traditional and current research in linguistics, philosophy and psychology.   

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 Dr Magdalena Sztencel is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at York St John University, UK.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Sztencel, Magdalena

  • Conceptual Correlates of Words

    Pages 9-30

    Sztencel, Magdalena

  • The Locus of Semantics and the Decoding-Inferring Distinction

    Pages 31-74

    Sztencel, Magdalena

  • Revisiting Holism

    Pages 75-102

    Sztencel, Magdalena

  • The Meaning of if

    Pages 105-150

    Sztencel, Magdalena

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eBook £63.99
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Hardcover £79.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88716-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Semantics, Pragmatics and Meaning Revisited
Book Subtitle
The Case of Conditionals
Authors
Series Title
Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69116-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69116-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69115-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88716-6
Series ISSN
2214-3807
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 195
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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