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Extension II: Gradable Adjectives and Degree Vagueness

Alex Silk

in Discourse Contextualism: A Framework for Contextualist Semantics and Pragmatics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198783923
eISBN:
9780191826573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783923.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Gradable adjectives not only raise (now familiar) puzzles about discourse-oriented uses of context-sensitive expressions. They also constitute a principal source of vagueness. This chapter starts by ... More


Context

Robert Stalnaker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199645169
eISBN:
9780191761379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645169.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is an exploration of the notion of the context in which speech takes place: its role in the interpretation of what is said in context, and in the explanation of the dynamics of discourse. ... More


Discourse Contextualism: A Framework for Contextualist Semantics and Pragmatics

Alex Silk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198783923
eISBN:
9780191826573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783923.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book investigates context-sensitivity in natural language by examining the meaning and use of a target class of theoretically recalcitrant expressions. These expressions—including epistemic ... More


Discourse Contextualism I: Epistemic Modals in Discourse

Alex Silk

in Discourse Contextualism: A Framework for Contextualist Semantics and Pragmatics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198783923
eISBN:
9780191826573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783923.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The third chapter develops a Discourse Contextualist account of discourse dynamics with epistemic modals. It is shown how distinctive discourse properties of epistemic modals can be derived from a ... More


Normative Language in Context

Alex Silk

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics 12

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198805076
eISBN:
9780191843174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805076.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops a contextualist account of normative language, focusing on broadly normative readings of modal verbs. The account draws on a more general framework for implementing a ... More


Introduction

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Context

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199645169
eISBN:
9780191761379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645169.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter is an overview of the main line of argument of the book. The central thesis, labeled the autonomy of pragmatics, is that it is possible and fruitful to theorize about the structure and ... More


Accommodation and Negotiation with Context-Sensitive Expressions

Alex Silk

in Discourse Contextualism: A Framework for Contextualist Semantics and Pragmatics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198783923
eISBN:
9780191826573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783923.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Chapter 2 begins an examination of discourse dynamics with CR-expressions, focusing in particular on epistemic modals. A standard version of the objection from discourse disagreement against ... More


Context and Compositionality

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Context

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199645169
eISBN:
9780191761379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645169.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter is about the relation between compositional structure and discourse dynamics, and their interaction in the explanation of linguistic phenomena. There is a general discussion of the kind ... More


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