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Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism

New Essays on Semantics and Pragmatics

Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism by Gerhard Preyer
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Fifteen specially written papers examine the ways in which the content of what we say is dependent on the context in which we say it. At the centre of the current debate on this subject is Cappelen and Lepore's claim that context-sensitivity in language is best captured by a combination of semantic minimalism and speech act pluralism. Using this theory as their starting point, the contributors to this volume develop a variety of different views about the role ofcontext in communication, and reveal its wide-ranging implications for all issues in the philosophy of language and linguistics.
OUP Oxford; October 2007
374 pages; ISBN 9780191526633
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Title: Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism
Author: Gerhard Preyer; Georg Peter