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Context-Dependence in the Analysis of Linguistic Meaning Hans Kamp

Context-Dependence in the Analysis of Linguistic Meaning

Hans Kamp

Published September 15th 2002
ISBN : 9780080436944
Hardcover
554 pages
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 About the Book 

Does context and context-dependence belong to the research agenda of semantics - and, specifically, of formal semantics? Not so long ago many linguists and philosophers would probably have given a negative answer to the question. However,MoreDoes context and context-dependence belong to the research agenda of semantics - and, specifically, of formal semantics? Not so long ago many linguists and philosophers would probably have given a negative answer to the question. However, developments in formal semantics have indicated that analyzing natural language semantics without a thorough accommodation of context-dependence is next to impossible. The classification of the ways in which context and context-dependence enter semantic analysis, though, is still a matter of much controversy and some of these disputes are ventilated in this collection. This volume is not only a collection of papers addressing context-dependence and methods for dealing with it, but also a record of comments to the papers and the authors replies to the comments. In this way, the contributions themselves are contextually dependent.