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The Architecture of Context and Context-Sensitivity

The Architecture of Context and Context-Sensitivity

Perspectives from Philosophy, Linguistics and Logic

by Tadeusz Ciecierski and Pawel Grabarczyk
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Publication Date: 28/03/2020
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This volume addresses foundational issues of context-dependence and indexicality, which are at the center of the current debate within the philosophy of language. Topics include the scope of context-dependency, the nature of content and the character of input data of cognitive processes relevant for the interpretation of utterances. There's also coverage of the role of beliefs and intentions as contextual factors, as well as the validity of arguments in context-sensitive languages.

The contributions consider foundational issues regarding context-sensitivity from three different, yet related, perspectives on the phenomenon of context-dependence: representational, structural, and functional. The contributors not only address the representational, structural and/or functional problems separately but also study their mutual connections, thus furthering the debate and bringing competing approaches closer to unification and consensus. This text appeals to students and researchers within the field.



This is a very useful collection of essays devoted to the roles of context in the study of language. Its essays provide a useful overview of the current debates on this topic, and they put forth novel contributions that will undoubtedly be of relevance for the development of all areas in philosophy and linguistics interested in the notion of context.



Stefano Predelli



Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
ISBN:
9783030344849
9783030344849
Category:
Semantics
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
28-03-2020
Publisher:
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Country of origin:
Switzerland
Pages:
319
Dimensions (mm):
235x155mm
Weight:
0.8kg

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