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Literal Meaning

Literal Meaning - 04 edition

Literal Meaning - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780511060984

ISBN10: 051106098X

Literal Meaning by Francois Recanati - ISBN 9780511060984
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2004
International: No
Literal Meaning by Francois Recanati - ISBN 9780511060984

ISBN13: 9780511060984

ISBN10: 051106098X

Edition: 04
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Summary

François Recanati provides an original defense of ''contextualism'' in contribution to the current debate about the best definition of semantics and pragmatics. Is ''What is said'' determined by linguistic conventions, or is it an aspect of ''speaker's meaning''? Do we need pragmatics to fix truth-conditions? What is ''literal meaning''? To what extent is semantic composition a creative process? How pervasive is context-sensitivity? Recanati offers an informed survey of the spectrum of positions held by linguists and philosophers working at the semantics/pragmatics interface.