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Philosophy of Language

Edited by Berit Brogaard (University of Missouri St. Louis)
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Summary "Philosophy of language" refers to an area of philosophy concerned with the syntactic properties as well as the meaning and reference of linguistic expressions, the things implied or indicated by linguistic expressions and the attributes of linguistic expressions as a function of linguistic and conversational contexts.
Key works General collections of papers include The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language, A Companion to the Philosophy of Language and The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Language. William Lycan's Philosophy of Language offers a good introduction to the area.
Introductions Encyclopedia articles include Michael P. Wolf, Philosophy of Language, Mark Crimmins, Philosophy of Language and Jennifer Saul, Feminist Philosophy of Language
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