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  1. John Hospers (1946). Meaning and Truth in the Arts. Hamden, Conn., Archon Books.
  2. S. I. Hayakawa (ed.) (1954). Language, Meaning, and Maturity. New York: Harper.
  3. Steven Jones (2002). Antonymy: A Corpus Based Perspective. Routledge.
    Antonyms are a ubiquitous part of everyday language, and this book provides a detailed, comprehensive account of the phenomenon.This book demonstrates how ...
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  4. Juan Uriagereka (2008). Syntactic Anchors: On Semantic Structuring. Cambridge University Press.
    One of the major arenas for debate within generative grammar is the nature of paradigmatic relations among words. Intervening in key debates at the interface between syntax and semantics, this book examines the relation between structure and meaning, and analyses how it affects the internal properties of words and corresponding syntactic manifestations. Adapting notions from the Evo-Devo project in biology (the idea of 'co-linearity' between structural units and behavioural manifestations) Juan Uriagereka addresses a major puzzle: how words can be both (...)
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  5. Herbert H. Clark (1976). Semantics and Comprehension. Mouton.
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  6. Kerstin Anna Kunz (2010). Variation in English and German Nominal Coreference: A Study of Political Essays. Peter Lang.
    0 Introduction 0.1 Variation in nominal coreference Nominal coreference has received much interest in the field of text linguistics as an essential strategy ...
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  7. Colin McGinn (2000). Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth. Oxford University Press.
    Identity, existence, predication, necessity, and truth are fundamental philosophical concerns. Colin McGinn treats them both philosophically and logically, aiming for maximum clarity and minimum pointless formalism. He contends that there are real logical properties that challenge naturalistic metaphysical outlooks. These concepts are not definable, though we can say a good deal about how they work. The aim of Logical Properties is to bring philosophy back to philosophical logic.
  8. Jay F. Rosenberg (1974). Linguistic Representation. D. Reidel Pub. Co..
  9. M. V. Aldridge (1992). The Elements of Mathematical Semantics. Mouton De Gruyter.
    Chapter Some topics in semantics Aims of this study The central preoccupation of this study is semantic. It is intended as a modest contribution to the ...
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  10. Jae Jung Song (2012). Word Order. Cambridge University Press.
    A one-stop resource on the current developments in word order research, this comprehensive survey provides an up-to-date, critical overview of this widely debated topic, exploring and evaluating research carried out in four major ...
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  11. Hans-Jürgen Eikmeyer & Hannes Rieser (eds.) (1981). Words, Worlds, and Contexts: New Approaches in Word Semantics. W. De Gruyter.
    HJ EIKMEYER AND H. RIESER Word Semantics from Different Points of View. An Introduction to the Present Volume /. Possible Worlds Possible worlds have turned ...
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  12. Edmund L. Erde (1973). Philosophy and Psycholinguistics. The Hague: Mouton.
  13. David E. Cooper (1973). Philosophy and the Nature of Language. Greenwood Press.
  14. Dennis M. Patterson (1996). Law and Truth. Oxford University Press.
    Are propositions of law true or false? If so, what does it mean to say that propositions of law are true and false? This book takes up these questions in the context of the wider philosophical debate over realism and anti-realism. Despite surface differences, Patterson argues that the leading contemporary jurisprudential theories all embrace a flawed conception of the nature of truth in law. Instead of locating that in virtue of which propositions of law are true, Patterson argues that lawyers (...)
  15. Bernard E. Rollin (1976). Natural and Conventional Meaning: An Examination of the Distinction. Mouton.
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  16. Donald A. Crosby (1975). Horace Bushnell's Theory of Language: In the Context of Other Nineteenth-Century Philosophies of Language. Mouton.
  17. Jerzy Pelc (1971). Studies in Functional Logical Semiotics of Natural Language. The Hague: Mouton.
  18. Howard K. Wettstein (1991). Has Semantics Rested on a Mistake?: And Other Essays. Stanford University Press.
    The nature of reference, or the relation of a word to the object to which it refers, has been perhaps the dominant concern of twentieth-century analytic philosophy. Extremely influential arguments by Gottlob Frege around the turn of the century convinced the large majority of philosophers that the meaning of a word must be distinguished from its referent, the former only providing some kind of direction for reaching the latter. In the last twenty years, this Fregean orthodoxy has been vigorously challenged (...)
  19. Robin Lee Clark (1990). Thematic Theory in Syntax and Interpretation. Routledge.
    Chapter one Introduction The lexicon has come to play an increasingly important role in generative grammar. The first widely read monograph on generative ...
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  20. Danny D. Steinberg (1971). Semantics; an Interdisciplinary Reader in Philosophy, Linguistics and Psychology. Cambridge University Press.
    Overview CHARLES E. CATON The part of philosophy known as the philosophy of language, which includes and is sometimes identified with the part known as ...
  21. Marina Rakova (2003). The Extent of the Literal: Metaphor, Polysemy and the Theories of Concepts. Palgrave-Macmillan.
    The Extent of the Literal develops a strikingly new approach to metaphor and polysemy in their relation to the conceptual structure. In a straightforward narrative style, the author argues for a reconsideration of standard assumptions concerning the notion of literal meaning and its relation to conceptual structure. She draws on neurophysiological and psychological experimental data in support of a view in which polysemy belongs to the level of words but not to the level of concepts, and thus challenges some seminal (...)
  22. Gennaro Chierchia (1995). Dynamics of Meaning: Anaphora, Presupposition, and the Theory of Grammar. University of Chicago Press.
    In The Dynamics of Meaning , Gennaro Chierchia tackles central issues in dynamic semantics and extends the general framework. Chapter 1 introduces the notion of dynamic semantics and discusses in detail the phenomena that have been used to motivate it, such as "donkey" sentences and adverbs of quantification. The second chapter explores in greater depth the interpretation of indefinites and issues related to presuppositions of uniqueness and the "E-type strategy." In Chapter 3, Chierchia extends the dynamic approach to the domain (...)
  23. Dale Gottlieb (1980). Ontological Economy: Substitutional Quantification and Mathematics. Oxford University Press.
  24. Keith Allan (2001). Natural Language Semantics. Blackwell.
    This volume offers a general introduction to the field of semantics and provides coverage of the main perspectives.
  25. John Lyons (1977). Semantics. Cambridge University Press.
    This book, which can be read independently, deals with more specifically linguistic problems in semantics and contains substantial original material.
  26. P. F. Strawson (2004). Logico-Linguistic Papers. Ashgate.
    This reissue of his collection of early essays, Logico-Linguistic Papers, is published with a brand new introduction by Professor Strawson but, apart from minor ...
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  27. William Demopoulos (ed.) (1986). Language Learning and Concept Acquisition. Ablex.
  28. Alastair Butler (2004). The Syntax and Semantics of Split Constructions: A Comparative Study. Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Split constructions are widespread in natural languages. The separation of the semantic restriction of a quantifier from that quantifier is a typical example of such a construction. This study addresses the problem that such discontinuous strings exhibit--namely, a number of locality constraints, including intervention effects. These are shown to follow from the interaction of a minimalist syntax with a semantics that directly assigns a model-theoretic interpretation to syntactic logical forms. The approach is shown to have wide empirical coverage and a (...)
  29. Herman Parret (1980). Contexts of Understanding. Benjamins.
    This essay deals with the difficulty of understanding understanding, taking the understanding of natural language fragments as a paradigm.
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  30. G. Preyer, G. Peter & M. Ulkan (eds.) (2003). Concepts of Meaning: Framing an Integrated Theory of Linguistic Behavior. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    This work discusses new research in semantics, theory of truth, philosophy of language and theory of communication from a trans-disciplinary perspective.
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  31. Trevor Pateman (1987). Language in Mind and Language in Society: Studies in Linguistic Reproduction. Oxford University Press.
    This book considers how language can be appropriately theorized as both a natural and cultural phenomenon. In reaching his conclusion, Pateman draws on a wide range of work in linguistics, philosophy, and social theory, and argues in defense of Chomsky and against Wittgenstein, all within the framework of a realist philosophy of science and contemporary social theory.
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  32. Murray Jardine (1998). Speech and Political Practice: Recovering the Place of Human Responsibility. State University of New York Press.
    Argues that rebuilding ethical communities will require a cultural reorientation from visually dominated to oral/aural experience and develops a speech-based conception of moral place that can set limits on the actions of individuals and communities.
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  33. Simon Blackburn (1984). Spreading the Word. Clarendon Press.
    Provides a comprehensive introduction to the major philosophical theories attempting to explain the workings of language.
  34. Ernest Lepore (ed.) (1987). New Directions in Semantics. Academic Press.
  35. Linda M. Moxey & Anthony J. Sanford (1993). Communicating Quantities: A Psychological Perspective (Essays in Cognitive Psychology). Psychology Press.
  36. Peter Ludlow (2011). The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics. Oxford University Press.
    Peter Ludlow presents the first book on the philosophy of generative linguistics, including both Chomsky's government and binding theory and his minimalist ...
  37. Ruth M. Kempson (1977). Semantic Theory. Cambridge University Press.
    Semantics is a bridge discipline between linguistics and philosophy; but linguistics student are rarely able to reach that bridge, let alone cross it to inspect and assess the activity on the other side. Professor Kempson's textbook seeks particularly to encourage such exchanges. She deals with the standard linguistic topics like componential analysis, semantic universals and the syntax-semantics controversy. But she also provides for students with no training in philosophy or logic an introduction to such central topics in the philosophy of (...)
  38. Jay L. Garfield (ed.) (1987). Modularity in Knowledge Representation and Natural-Language Understanding. MIT Press.
  39. Norman Malcolm (1977). Thought and Knowledge: Essays. Cornell University Press.
    Descartes' proof that his essence is thinking.--Thoughtless brutes.--Descartes' proof that he is essentially a non-material thing.--Behaviorism as a philosophy of psychology.--The privacy of experience.--Wittgenstein on the nature of mind.--The myth of cognitive processes and structures.--Moore and Wittgenstein on the sense of "I know."--The groundlessness of belief.
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  40. Hans Kamp & Barbara Hall Partee (eds.) (2004). Context-Dependence in the Analysis of Linguistic Meaning. Elsevier.
    Does context and context-dependence belong to the research agenda of semantics - and, specifically, of formal semantics? Not so long ago many linguists and philosophers would probably have given a negative answer to the question. However, recent developments in formal semantics have indicated that analyzing natural language semantics without a thorough accommodation of context-dependence is next to impossible. The classification of the ways in which context and context-dependence enter semantic analysis, though, is still a matter of much controversy and some (...)
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  41. Aloysius Martinich (1984). Communication and Reference. W. De Gruyter.
    Chapter One: Introduction /. Why Study Philosophy of Language? Why should philosophers (or human beings in their leisurely reflective moments) be interested ...
  42. Gary Ostertag (1998). Definite Descriptions: A Reader. MIT Press.
    Bertrand Russell's theory of definite descriptions sparked an ongoing debate concerning the proper logical and linguistic analysis of definite descriptions. While it is now widely acknowledged that, like the indexical expressions 'I', 'here', and 'now', definite descriptions in natural language are context-sensitive, there is significant disagreement as to the ultimate challenge this context-sensitivity poses to Russell's theory.This reader is intended both to introduce students to the philosophy of language via the theory of descriptions, and to provide scholars in analytic philosophy (...)
  43. Géraud de Cordemoy (1972). A Philosophical Discourse Concerning Speech (1668) and a Discourse Written to a Learned Friar (1670). Delmar, N.Y., Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints.
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  44. Edward L. Keenan (ed.) (1975). Formal Semantics of Natural Language: Papers From a Colloquium Sponsored by the King's College Research Centre, Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.
  45. Nirmalangshu Mukherji (2010). The Primacy of Grammar. Bradford.
    A proposal that the biolinguistic approach to human languages may have identified,beyond the study of language, a specific structure of the human mind.
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  46. Joseph Grünfeld (1989). Conceptual Relevance. B.R. Grüner Pub. Co..
    INTRODUCTION Consistency is only contextual. One of the fundamental constraints imposed upon accurate thought is the avoidance of mixing distinct semantic ...
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  47. Jc Beall & Bradley Armour-Garb (eds.) (2005). Deflationism and Paradox. Oxford University Press.
    Deflationist accounts of truth are widely held in contemporary philosophy: they seek to show that truth is a dispensable concept with no metaphysical depth. However, logical paradoxes present problems for deflationists that their work has struggled to overcome. In this volume of fourteen original essays, a distinguished team of contributors explore the extent to which, if at all, deflationism can accommodate paradox. The volume will be of interest to philosophers of logic, philosophers of language, and anyone working on truth. Contributors (...)
  48. Cliff Goddard (1998). Semantic Analysis: A Practical Introduction. Oxford University Press.
    Semantic Analysis is a lively and clearly written introduction to the study of meaning in language and to the language-culture connection. Goddard covers traditional and contemporary issues and approaches with the relationship between semantics, conceptualization, and culture as a key theme. He also details a number of case studies that draw on a wide range of material from non-Indo-European languages, particularly Australian Aboriginal languages and Malay, on which the author is an authority.
  49. Richard Waswo (1987). Language and Meaning in the Renaissance. Princeton University Press.
  50. Noel Burton-Roberts (1989). The Limits to Debate: A Revised Theory of Semantic Presupposition. Cambridge University Press.
    Exponents and critics of semantic presupposition have almost invariably based their discussion on the ('Standard') definition of presupposition implied by Frege and Strawson. In this study Noel Burton-Roberts argues convincingly against this definition, that leads it to a three-valued semantics. He presents a very simple semantic definition which is weaker, more general and leads to a semantics more easily interpreted as two-valued with gaps. The author shows that a wide range of intuitive facts that eluded the Standard definition follow directly (...)
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