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  1. Meaning and Truth in the Arts.John Hospers - 1946 - Hamden, Conn., Archon Books.
  2. Language, Meaning, and Maturity.S. I. Hayakawa (ed.) - 1954 - New York: Harper.
  3. Knowledge, Evolution and Paradox: The Ontology of Language.Koen DePryck - 1993 - State University of New York Press.
    Investigates the possibility of constructing an interdisciplinary ontology to address such fundamental issues as guidelines for behavior and the validity and scope of knowledge from other than a limited perspective.
  4. Studies in Functional Logical Semiotics of Natural Language.Jerzy Pelc - 1971 - The Hague: Mouton.
  5. Syntactic Anchors: On Semantic Structuring.Juan Uriagereka - 2008 - 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 (...)
  6. Semantics: Defining the Discipline.Robert A. Hipkiss - 1995 - Erlbaum.
    The subject of semantics has been appropriated by various disciplines including linguistic philosophy, logic, cognitive psychology, anthropological linguistics, and computer technology. As a result, it is difficult to define the study of semantics as an actual discipline without discovering what each field using a semantic approach to its subject matter has contributed to the understanding of what words mean. This volume is a result of those discoveries. Primarily an introductory work, this volume outlines the approaches that various disciplines have taken (...)
  7. Semantics; an Interdisciplinary Reader in Philosophy, Linguistics and Psychology.Danny D. Steinberg - 1971 - 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 ...
  8. Coming to Our Senses: A Naturalistic Program for Semantic Localism.Michael Devitt - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    Michael Devitt is a distinguished philosopher of language. In this book he takes up one of the most important difficulties that must be faced by philosophical semantics: namely, the threat posed by holism. Three important questions lie at the core of this book: what are the main objectives of semantics; why are they worthwhile; how should we accomplish them? Devitt answers these 'methodological' questions naturalistically and explores what semantic programme arises from the answers. The approach is anti-Cartesian, rejecting the idea (...)
  9. Deflationism and Paradox.Jc Beall & Bradley Armour-Garb (eds.) - 2005 - 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 (...)
  10. Contexts of Understanding.Herman Parret - 1980 - Benjamins.
    This essay deals with the difficulty of understanding understanding, taking the understanding of natural language fragments as a paradigm.
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  11. New Directions in Semantics.Ernest Lepore (ed.) - 1987 - Academic Press.
  12. The Underlying Reality of Language and its Philosophical Import.Jerrold J. Katz - 1971 - New York: Harper & Row.
  13. Objects of Metaphor.Samuel D. Guttenplan - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
    Objects of Metaphor puts forward a philosophical account of metaphor radically different from those currently on offer. Powerful and flexible enough to cope with the syntactic complexity typical of genuine metaphor, it offers novel conceptions of the relationship between simile and metaphor, the notion of dead metaphor, and the idea of metaphor as a robust theoretic kind. Without denying that metaphor can sometimes be merely ornamental, Guttenplan justifies the view of metaphor as fundamental to language and the study of language. (...)
  14. Crossing the Boundaries in Linguistics.W. Klein & W. Levelt (eds.) - 1981 - Reidel.
  15. Formal Logic: Its Scope and Limits.Richard C. Jeffrey - 1967 - Hackett.
    This brief paperback is designed for symbolic/formal logic courses. It features the tree method proof system developed by Jeffrey. The new edition contains many more examples and exercises and is reorganized for greater accessibility.
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  16. Mass Terms and Model-Theoretic Semantics.Harry C. Bunt - 1985 - Cambridge University Press.
    'Mass terms', words like water, rice and traffic, have proved very difficult to accommodate in any theory of meaning since, unlike count nouns such as house or dog, they cannot be viewed as part of a logical set and differ in their grammatical properties. In this study, motivated by the need to design a computer program for understanding natural language utterances incorporating mass terms, Harry Bunt provides a thorough analysis of the problem and offers an original and detailed solution. An (...)
  17. Outline of a Semantic Theory of Kernel Sentences.Emanuel Vasiliu - 1972 - The Hague: Mouton.
  18. The Game of the Name: Introducing Logic, Language, and Mind.Gregory McCulloch - 1989 - Oxford University Press.
    This introduction to modern work in analytic philosophy uses the example of the proper name to give a clear explanation of the logical theories of Gottlob Frege, and explain the application of his ideas to ordinary language. McCulloch then shows how meaning is rooted in the philosophy of mind and the question of intentionality, and looks at the ways in which thought can be "about" individual material objects.
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  19. Language Misconceived: Arguing for Applied Cognitive Sociolinguistics.Karol Janicki - 2006 - Lawerence Erlbaum.
    Linguistics is important. An understanding of linguistic principles is as essential to the layperson as it is to the language scholar. Using concrete examples from politics, law, and education, this book shows how people misconceive language every day and what the consequences of misconceptions can be. Since the meanings of words are often fuzzy at best, this volume argues for a flexible approach to meaning and definitions, and demonstrates how this approach can help us understand many conflicts. It is an (...)
  20. Semantic Theory.Ruth M. Kempson - 1977 - 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 (...)
  21. The Innate Mind.Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence & Stephen P. Stich (eds.) - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
    This is the first volume of a projected three-volume set on the subject of innateness. The extent to which the mind is innate is one of the central questions in the human sciences, with important implications for many surrounding debates. By bringing together the top nativist scholars in philosophy, psychology, and allied disciplines these volumes provide a comprehensive assessment of nativist thought and a definitive reference point for future nativist inquiry. The Innate Mind: Structure and Content, concerns the fundamental architecture (...)
  22. Plastic Glasses and Church Fathers: Semantic Extension From the Ethnoscience Tradition.David B. Kronenfeld - 1996 - Oxford University Press.
    Meaning seems to shift from context to context; how do we know when someone says "grab a chair" that an ottoman or orange crate will do, but when someone says "let's buy a chair," they won't? In Plastic Glasses and Church Fathers, Kronenfeld offers a theory that explains both the usefulness of language's variability of reference and the mechanisms which enable us to understand each other in spite of the variability. Kronenfeld's theory, rooted in the tradition of ethnoscience (or cognitive (...)
  23. Thematic Theory in Syntax and Interpretation.Robin Lee Clark - 1990 - 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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  24. Explorations in Semantic Theory.Uriel Weinreich - 1972 - Paris: Mouton.
  25. Contemporary Philosophy of Thought: Truth, World, Content.Michael Luntley - 1999 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This text gives voice to the idea that the study of the philosophy of thought and language is more than a specialism, but rather lies at the very heart of the ...
  26. Philosophy and Psycholinguistics.Edmund L. Erde - 1973 - The Hague: Mouton.
  27. Words, Worlds, and Contexts: New Approaches in Word Semantics.Hans-Jürgen Eikmeyer & Hannes Rieser (eds.) - 1981 - 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 ...
  28. Readings in the Philosophy of Language.Peter Ludlow (ed.) - 1997 - MIT Press.
    A central theme of this collection is that the philosophy of language, at least a core portion of it, has matured to the point where it is now being spun off ...
  29. Donald Davidson's Truth-Theoretic Semantics.Ernest Lepore & Kirk Ludwig - 2007 - Clarendon Press.
    The work of Donald Davidson (1917-2003) transformed the study of meaning. Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig, two of the world's leading authorities on Davidson's work, present the definitive study of his widely admired and influential program of truth-theoretic semantics for natural languages, giving an exposition and critical examination of its foundations and applications.
  30. Radical Interpretation and Indeterminacy.Timothy McCarthy - 2002 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    McCarthy develops a theory of radical interpretation--the project of characterizing from scratch the language and attitudes of an agent or population--and applies it to the problems of indeterminacy of interpretation first described by Quine. The major theme in McCarthy's study is that a relatively modest set of interpretive principles, properly applied, can serve to resolve the major indeterminacies of interpretation.
  31. Interfaces of the Word: Studies in the Evolution of Consciousness and Culture.Walter J. Ong - 1977 - Cornell University Press.
  32. Semantics.John Lyons - 1977 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book, which can be read independently, deals with more specifically linguistic problems in semantics and contains substantial original material.
  33. Semantic Syntax.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 1996 - Blackwell.
  34. The Philosophy of Language.Aloysius Martinich (ed.) - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    What is meaning? How is linguistic communication possible? What is the nature of language? What is the relationship between language and the world? How do metaphors work? The Philosophy of Language, considered the essential text in its field, is an excellent introduction to such fundamental questions. This revised edition collects forty-six of the most important articles in the field, making it the most up-to-date and comprehensive volume on the subject. Revised to address changing trends and contemporary developments, the fifth edition (...)
  35. Meaning and Reference.A. W. Moore (ed.) - 1993 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume presents a selection of the most important writings in the debate on the nature of meaning and reference which started one hundred years ago with Frege's classic essay "On Sense and Reference." Contributors include Bertrand Russell, P.F. Strawson, W.V. Quine, Donald Davidson, John McDowell, Michael Dummett, Hilary Putnam, Saul Kripke, David Wiggins, and Gareth Evans. The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a wide variety of (...)
  36. Why Does Language Matter to Philosophy?Ian Hacking - 1975 - Cambridge University Press.
    Many people find themselves dissatisfied with recent linguistic philosophy, and yet know that language has always mattered deeply to philosophy and must in some sense continue to do so. Ian Hacking considers here some dozen case studies in the history of philosophy to show the different ways in which language has been important, and the consequences for the development of the subject. There are chapters on, among others, Hobbes, Berkeley, Russell, Ayer, Wittgenstein, Chomsky, Feyerabend and Davidson. Dr Hacking ends by (...)
  37. Ignorance of Language.Michael Devitt - 2006 - Oxford: Clarendon Press.
    The Chomskian revolution in linguistics gave rise to a new orthodoxy about mind and language. Michael Devitt throws down a provocative challenge to that orthodoxy. What is linguistics about? What role should linguistic intuitions play in constructing grammars? What is innate about language? Is there a 'language faculty'? These questions are crucial to our developing understanding of ourselves; Michael Devitt offers refreshingly original answers. He argues that linguistics is about linguistic reality and is not part of psychology; that linguistic rules (...)
  38. Semantics.John I. Saeed - 2009 - Wiley-Blackwell.
  39. Law and Truth.Dennis M. Patterson - 1996 - 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 (...)
  40. Truth: A History and a Guide for the Perplexed.Felipe Fernández-Armesto - 1997 - St. Martin's Press.
  41. Logico-Linguistic Papers.P. F. Strawson - 2004 - 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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  42. Language Learning and Concept Acquisition.William Demopoulos (ed.) - 1986 - Ablex.
  43. The Liar Speaks the Truth: A Defense of the Revision Theory of Truth.Aladdin Mahmūd Yaqūb - 1993 - Oxford University Press.
    In this book, Yaqub describes a simple conception of truth and shows that it yields a semantical theory that accommodates the whole range of our seemingly conflicting intuitions about truth. This conception takes the Tarskian biconditionals as correctly and completely defining the notion of truth. The semantical theory, which is called the revision theory, that emerges from this conception paints a metaphysical picture of truth as a property whose applicability is given by a revision process rather than by a fixed (...)
  44. Conditionals.Woods Michael - 1997 - Oxford University Press.
    Conditionals has at its center an extended essay on this problematic and much-debated subject in the philosophy of language and logic, which the widely respected Oxford philosopher Michael Woods had been preparing for publication at the time of his death in 1993. It appears here edited by his eminent colleague David Wiggins, and is accompanied by a commentary specially written by a leading expert on the topic, Dorothy Edgington. This masterly and original treatment of conditionals will demand the attention of (...)
  45. The Structure Underlying Measure Phrase Sentences.W. G. Klooster - 1972 - Dordrecht: Reidel.
  46. Demonstratives.Palle Yourgrau (ed.) - 1990 - Oxford University Press.
  47. Lot 2: The Language of Thought Revisited.A. Fodor Jerry - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    Jerry Fodor presents a new development of his famous Language of Thought hypothesis, which has since the 1970s been at the centre of interdisciplinary debate about how the mind works. Fodor defends and extends the groundbreaking idea that thinking is couched in a symbolic system realized in the brain. This idea is central to the representational theory of mind which Fodor has established as a key reference point in modern philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science. The foundation stone of our present (...)
  48. Semantics.Howard Gregory - 2000 - Routledge.
    This is an accessible and practical introduction to formal semantics for students new to the subject. Features: * Shows how meanings are built up and interrelated * Provides a progression of exercises with answers at the back of the book * Backs up activities with short, clear explanations * Includes a glossary of technical terms and an appendix on sets and functions.
  49. The Minimalist Program.Noam Chomsky - 1995 - MIT Press.
    In these essays the minimalist approach to linguistic theory is formulated and progressively developed.
  50. Syntactic Argumentation and the Structure of English.David Perlmutter & Scott Soames - 1979 - Univesity of California Press.
    Structure of English by Scott Soames & David M. Perlmutter Syntactic Argumentation and the Structure of English (SASE) presents the major theoretical ...
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