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Meaning in Linguistic Interaction: Semantics, Metasemantics, Philosophy of Language

Kasia M. Jaszczolt


The book contains a semantic and metasemantic inquiry into the representation of meaning in linguistic interaction. It offers a new contextualist take on the semantics/pragmatics boundary issue, proposing the most radical form of contextualism to date (called ‘salience-based contextualism’) and arguing that it is the only promising stance on meaning as it allows one to select the cognitively plausible object of enquiry, namely the intended, primary meaning, and adopt it as a unit of semantic analysis in spite of the varying provenance of the contributing information—some of which is traceable ... More

Keywords: semantics/pragmatics boundary, semantics, metasemantics, Default Semantics, meaning, word meaning, linguistic interaction, discourse, conceptual structure, lexicon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199602469
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602469.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kasia M. Jaszczolt, author
Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy of Language, University of Cambridge