Insensitive Semantics: A Defense of Semantic Minimalism and Speech Act Pluralism

Herman Cappelen, Ernie Lepore

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Abstract

Insensitive Semantics is an overview of and contribution to the debates about how to accommodate context sensitivity within a theory of human communication, investigating the effects of context on communicative interaction and, as a corollary, what a context of utterance is and what it is to be in one. Provides detailed and wide-ranging overviews of the central positions and arguments surrounding contextualism Addresses broad and varied aspects of the distinction between the semantic and non-semantic content of language.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages219
ISBN (Print)9781405126748
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 14 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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