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Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics - Alex Barber

Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics

By: Alex Barber (Editor), Robert J Stainton (Editor)

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Published: 6th April 2010
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The application of philosophy to language study, and language study to philosophy, has experienced demonstrable intellectual growth and diversification in recent decades. This work comprehensively analyzes and evaluates many of the most interesting facets of this vibrant field.??

An edited collection of articles taken from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd edition, this volume acts as a single-stop desk reference resource for the field,??comprising contributions from the foremost scholars of philosophy of linguistics in their various interdisciplinary specializations.

From??Plato's Cratylus to Semantic and Epistemic Holism, this fascinating work authoritatively unpacks the diverse and multi-layered concepts of meaning,??expression, identity, truth, and countless other themes and subjects straddling the linguistic-philosophical meridian, in 175 articles and over 900 pages.



* Authoritative review of this dynamic field placed in an interdisciplinary context
*??Approximately 175 articles by leaders in the field
* Compact and affordable single-volume format

Cover13; -- Concise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics -- Copyright Page -- The Editors -- Alphabetical List of Articles -- Subject Classification -- Introduction -- Contributors -- A -- A Priori Knowledge: Linguistic Aspects -- Bibliography -- Action Sentences and Adverbs -- Action Sentences -- Adverbs -- Bibliography -- Analytic Philosophy -- Freges Analysis of Number Statements -- Russells Theory of Descriptions -- Moores Conception of Analysis -- Wittgensteins Tractatus -- Logical and Metaphysical Analysis -- Ordinary Language Philosophy -- Logical Positivism and the Quinean Tradition -- Analytic Philosophy Today -- Bibliography -- Analytic/Synthetic, Necessary/Contingent, and a Priori/a Posteriori: Distinction -- Necessary/Contingent Distinction -- The a Priori/a Posteriori Distinction -- Kripke on the Necessary a Posteriori and the Contingent a Priori -- The Analytic/Synthetic Distinction -- Metaphysical Analyticity -- Quines Belief-Revisability Argument -- Frege-Analyticity -- Quines Objections to Frege-Analyticity of the Second Kind -- Epistemological Analyticity -- Bibliography -- Anaphora: Philosophical Aspects -- Bibliography -- Architecture of Grammar -- The Competence-Performance Divide -- Grammars: Formal-Language Theory vs. Psychology -- Issues of Grammar Design -- Summary -- Bibliography -- Aristotle and Linguistics -- Bibliography -- Assertion -- Bibliography -- B -- Behaviorism: Varieties -- Psychological Behaviorism -- Philosophical Behaviorism -- The Return of Psychological Behaviorism? -- Bibliography -- Further Reading -- Boole and Algebraic Semantics -- Bibliography -- C -- Causal Theories of Reference and Meaning -- Reference, Meaning, and Causal Theories -- The Causal-Historical Theory of Reference -- The Causal Theory of Meaning -- Problems and Prospects -- Bibliography -- Character versus Content -- Content/Character Distinction and Semantics -- Content/Character Distinction and Philosophy -- Bibliography -- Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Language -- The Ideal Language Tradition -- The Ordinary Language Tradition -- The Cognitivist Tradition -- The New Philosophy of Language -- Bibliography -- Communication: Semiotic Approaches -- The Rise of a Controversy -- Saussurean 'Signification' as Keyword and Sign of Contradiction -- Charles Sanders Peirce -- Conclusive Remarks -- Bibliography -- Communication, Understanding, and Interpretation: Philosophical Aspects -- The Nature of Communication -- Interpretation and Understanding -- Bibliography -- Comparatives: Semantics -- Introduction -- Gradability -- Comparison -- Comparison Cross-Linguistically -- Bibliography -- Compositionality: Philosophical Aspects -- Considerations Against Semantic Compositionality -- Formal Considerations -- History -- Bibliography -- Compositionality: Semantic Aspects -- Bibliography -- Concepts -- The Classical Theory -- Probabilistic Theories -- The Theory-Theory -- Conceptual Atomism -- Bibliography -- Conditionals -- Form and Meaning -- Truth-Conditional Semantics -- Summary -- Bibliography -- Co.

ISBN: 9780080965017
ISBN-10: 0080965016
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 6th April 2010