Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism: New Essays on by Gerhard Preyer, Georg Peter

By Gerhard Preyer, Georg Peter

Fifteen particularly written papers learn the ways that the content material of what we are saying depends at the context during which we are saying it. on the centre of the present debate in this topic is Cappelen and Lepore's declare that context-sensitivity in language is better captured through a mixture of semantic minimalism and speech act pluralism. utilizing this idea as their place to begin, the members to this quantity increase a number of varied perspectives concerning the function of context in communique, and show its wide-ranging implications for all concerns within the philosophy of language and linguistics.

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