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Semantics versus Pragmatics


Leading scholars in the philosophy of language and theoretical linguistics present brand-new papers on a major topic at the intersection of the two fields, the distinction between semantics and pragmatics. Anyone engaged with this issue in either discipline will find much to reward their attention here. Contributors: Kent Bach, Herman Cappelen, Michael Glanzberg, Jeffrey C. King, Ernie Lepore, Stephen Neale, F. Recanati, Nathan Salmon, Mandy Simons, Scott Soames, Robert J. Stainton, Jason Stanley, Zoltan Gendler Szabo

Table of Contents
1 Context ex Machina 15

2 Radical and moderate pragmatics : does meaning determine truth conditions? 45

3 Focus : a case study on the semantics-pragmatics boundary 72

4 Semantics, pragmatics, and the role of semantic content 111

5 Pragmatism and binding 165

6 Deixis and anaphora 286

7 Two conceptions of semantics 317

8 Presupposition and relevance 329

9 Naming and asserting 356

10 In defense of non-sentential assertion 383

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Tags: Neale, Stephen, Recanati, Nathan, Salmon