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Meaning Change in Grammaticalization: An Enquiry into Semantic Reanalysis

Regine Eckardt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262601
eISBN:
9780191718939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262601.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book investigates meaning change in grammaticalization in terms of truth conditional semantics and a well-explicated syntax-semantics interface. Following a survey of earlier theories of ... More


A Tale of Two Theories

Emma Borg

in Minimal Semantics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270255
eISBN:
9780191601477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270252.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

An introduction to formal semantic theories (focusing on truth-conditional semantics) and dual pragmatic accounts (focusing on Sperber and Wilson’s relevance theory and Recanati’s contextualism). The ... More


Antirealism

Alexis G. Burgess and John P. Burgess

in Truth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144016
eISBN:
9781400838691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144016.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines antirealism as well as the relations among truth-conditional semantics, verification-conditional semantics, and deflationism. Early in the last century there was a debate ... More


Introduction

Regine Eckardt

in Meaning Change in Grammaticalization: An Enquiry into Semantic Reanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262601
eISBN:
9780191718939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262601.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter formulates the main hypothesis of the book: meaning change in grammaticalization needs to be investigated in terms of an explicit theory of the syntax-semantics interface. Specifically, ... More


Epistemic Modality

Andy Egan and Brian Weatherson (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199591596
eISBN:
9780191729027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591596.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book contains chapters on epistemic modality by top researchers in the area. Several chapters about the question of what kind of possibilities epistemic possibilities ask: What kind of a ... More


Radical Interpretation: Davidson’s Philosophy of Language

Kathrin Glüer

in Donald Davidson: A Short Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195382976
eISBN:
9780190267469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195382976.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents the basics of Donald Davidson’s philosophy of language. It explains the essential principles of truth-conditional semantics, and briefly looks into Alfred Tarski’s project of ... More


Aboutness and Semantic Value

Ori Simchen

in Semantics, Metasemantics, Aboutness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198792147
eISBN:
9780191837807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792147.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Truth-conditional semantics has flourished in linguistics and philosophy over the past several decades ever since Montague’s seminal contributions. And while the ongoing project of integrating ... More


Truth and Bivalence

Jody Azzouni

in Ontology Without Borders

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190622558
eISBN:
9780190622589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190622558.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some of the many ways that sentences with non-referring terms, such as “witch,” “Frodo,” and “casts spells,” are induced to have truth values are sketched. Three models are the axiomatic model, the ... More


Meaning and Content in Cognitive Science

Robert Cummins and Martin Roth

in The World in the Head

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199548033
eISBN:
9780191809835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199548033.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter describes the prospects for a cognitive science of ‘meaning’ and ‘content’. It considers ‘meaning’ as a property of linguistic expressions or acts, while ‘content’ is described as a ... More


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